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Anderson, Herbert Lawrence
Oral history interview with Herbert Anderson, 1981 January 13 and 16.
Discusses his early life and education; choosing physics as a career, studying at Columbia University, his expertise in radio engineering; building the cyclotron at Columbia and cyclotrons in general; the discovery of fission, his thesis being withheld from publication for secrecy reasons; experiments with the cyclotron; working on the uranium experiments with Fermi. Prominently mentioned are: I. I. Rabi, Lucy Harner, John R. Dunning, E. T. Boothe, Sheldon Glassow, Leo Szilard, and Walter H. Zinn.
Anderson, 1914-1988. Physicist.
Anderson, Herbert Lawrence
Booth, Eugene
Dunning, John R. (John Ray), 1907-1975.
Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954.
Glashow, Sheldon L.
Rabi, I. I. (Isidor Isaac), 1898-1988
Szilard, Leo.
Zinn, Walter H. (Walter Henry), 1906-2000
Columbia University.
Manhattan Project (U.S.)
Cyclotrons -- Design and construction.
Nuclear fission -- History.
Interviews. aat
Oral histories. aat
Transcripts. aat
Physicists -- Interviews.
Hoddeson, Lillian, interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA