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Glaser, Peter E. (Peter Edward), 1923-
Oral history interview with Peter Glaser, 1994 May-November.
Some of the topics discussed include: his Jewish childhood and early education in Czechoslovakia; his family's escape from the Nazi takeover; his education as an engineer in England; fighting with the Czech army during World War II; his return to Czechoslovakia after the war; his emigration to the U.S. where he earned his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at Columbia University; his employment as a consulting engineer at D. Little in Cambridge, Mass. where he spent his career; his resolve to obey the Hippocratic oath to "do no harm;" Cryogenic insulation; lunar surface research and experiments; von Braun rocket team; space solar power; thermal imaging; Krakatit (the book).
An American scientist and aerospace engineer employed by Arthur D. Little, Inc., Cambridge, MA from 1955-1999; he served as Vice President, Advanced Technology, 1985-1994; subsequently he served as a consultant to the company. In 1978, he formed the Sunsat Energy Council (SUNSAT), an organization associated with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). He was president of the International Solar Energy Society (1968-1969). He was inducted into the Space Technology Hall of Fame of the United States Space Foundation in 1996. Glaser retired in 2005.
Glaser, Peter E. (Peter Edward), 1923-
Arthur D. Little, Inc.
Cryogenics -- Research.
Infrared imaging
Low temperature engineering
Rocketry -- Research.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities -- Czechoslovakia
Moon -- Surface
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Elder, John. interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA