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Bacher, Robert F. (Robert Fox), 1905-2004-
Oral History interview with Robert F. Bacher, 1966 June 30.
Discusses youth, college and graduate studies at Michigan (to 1930); work with Goudsmit, NRC Fellowships at Caltech (1930-1931) and MIT (1931-1932); Lloyd Fellowship at Michigan (1932-1933); work with Sawyer (1933-1934). Influence of Michigan summer sessions. Teaching and research at Columbia (1934-1935), move to Cornell (1935-1940); work with Bethe on REVIEW articles; involvement in nuclear physics; with Baker measures shape of neutron resonance by time-of-flight method, comparison with Fermi's results. Effects of World War II on development of nuclear physics; emergence of high energy physics from earlier trends.
Physicist (high energy physics, nuclear energy). Major affiliations: Cornell University, 1935-1949; Massachusetts Institute of Technology Radiation Lab, 1941-1945; Los Alamos Laboratory, 1943-1945; Atomic Energy Commission, 1946-1949; California Institute of Technology, 1949-1976 when he became Emer. Prof. of Physics until his death in 2004.
Bacher, Robert F. (Robert Fox), 1905-2004-
Bethe, Hans A, (Hans Albrecht), 1906-2005-
Goudsmit, Samuel A. (Samuel Abraham), 1902-1978
Sawyer, Ralph A. (Ralph Alanson), 1895-1978
California Institute of Technology -- Faculty.
Cornell University -- Faculty.
University of Michigan. Summer Institutes.
University of Michigan. Dept. of Physics -- Graduate students.
Neutron resonance.
Nuclear physics.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
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Weiner, Charles interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA