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Brinkman, William F. (William Frank), 1938-
Oral history interview with William F. Brinkman, 2006 March 7 and April 26.
Topics discussed include: his family and early childhood; education at University of Missouri, PhD in 1965; his career at Bell Laboratories; his research on spin fluctuations, metal insulator transitions and helium III superfluidity. There is extensive discussion of managing research at Bell Labs through both steady periods and several changes within the corporate parents of Bell Labs, AT&T and then Lucent Technologies; the decline in research after 2000 in line with the declining fortunes of Bell Labs. Recollections of people include: Philip Anderson, Arno Penzias, Kumar Patel and his three years at Sandia National Laboratories.
William F. Brinkman (1938- ). Theoretical physicist, Ph.D., University of Missouri, 1965; career at Bell Laboratories where he reached the level of Vice President for Research, 1966-2001; Sandia National Laboratories, 1984-1987; and Princeton University, 2001-2006.
Anderson, P. W. (Philip W.), 1923-
Brinkman, William F. (William Frank), 1938-
Patel, C. Kumar N.
Penzias, Arno A.
Bell Telephone Laboratories
Princeton University.
Sandia National Laboratories.
University of Missouri--Columbia. Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Helium 3 -- Research.
Metal-insulator transitions
Physics -- Industrial applications.
Research, Industrial
Science and industry
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Hochheiser, Sheldon. interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA