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Arnold, James, 1923-2012
Oral history interview with James Arnold, 1996 June 23.
Beginning work on carbon-14 dating with Willard Libby at the University of Chicago (1946, 1948-1950); work with Hans Suess; Willard Libby's background; work at Princeton University (1955-1958); research on Beryllium isotopes; work with Ernest Anderson on carbon-14 and discussion of the chronology and events that surrounded the publication of his paper: Arnold, James R. and Ernest C. Anderson (1957); "The Distribution of Carbon-14 in Nature." Tessus 9: 28-32; meeting Roger Revelle, 1956; funding sources for his work; response to his papers within the scientific community; differences between science today and the 1950s.
Professor of Chemistry, University of California, San Diego from 1958; Head of Chemistry Dept, 1960-1963. Other affiliations: Manhattan Project, 1943-1946; nuclear studies, University of Chicago, 1946; University of Chicago, 1948-1955; Princeton University, 1955-1958.
Anderson, Ernest C. 1920-
Arnold, James, 1923-2012
Libby, Willard F.
Revelle, Roger, 1909-1991-
Suess, Hans Eduard, 1909-
Radiocarbon dating
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Weart, Spencer R., 1942- interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA