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Bromley, D. Allan (David Allan), 1926-2005
Oral history interview with D. Allan Bromley, 1986 October 29 and 30.
Some of the topics discussed include: David Allan Bromley's childhood and early education in Canada; his undergraduate education at Queens University; his studies with J. A. Gray; his work on his Ph.D. at Rochester; his early days at Yale and his subsequent career there; his first visit to Washington and the NSF and AEC; the development of the Yale physics department; heavy ion facility and computer center; involvement and editorship of treatise on heavy ion science; collaborations.
Canadian-American physicist, academic administrator, and Science Advisor to President George H. W. Bush. During his life, he had over 500 publications. In 1960, he became an Associate Professor of Physics at Yale University. He became a U.S. citizen in 1970. He was appointed a Professor in 1961 and was Associate Director of the Heavy Ion Accelerator Lab from 1960 to 1963. He was the founder, and from 1963 to 1989, the Director, of Yale's A. W. Wright Nuclear Structure Lab. From 1970 to 1977, he was Chairman of the Physics Department. In 1972, he was appointed the Henry Ford II Professor of Physics and was in this position until 1993. He was then appointed the first Sterling Professor of the Sciences. He is considered the father of modern heavy ion science and carried out pioneering studies on the structure and dynamics of atomic nuclei.
Bromley, D. Allan (David Allan), 1926-2005
Gray, Joseph A., 1884-1966.
Yale University. Physics Department
Heavy ions -- Research.
Science and state -- United States -- 20th century.
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Aaserud, Finn, interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA