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Hafstad, Lawrence, 1904-
Oral history interview with Lawrence Hafstad, 1984 June 4.
Topics discussed include: his time at the Carnegie Institute in Washington, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, high voltage techniques, his work in nuclear physics and the first fission of uranium with Merle Tuve, Richard Roberts, Gregory Breit, Werner Heisenberg, and his time at Johns Hopkins University.
Lawrence Hafstad (1904-1993): a physicist who played an important role in the development of nuclear power plants, worked with Richard Roberts and Merle Tuve to split atomic nuclei which led to the production of the atomic bomb. He worked at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Washington for a majority of his career and was also assistant director of the Applied Physics lab at Johns Hopkins University.
Breit, Gregory, 1899-1981-
Hafstad, Lawrence, 1904-
Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976
Roberts, Richard B. (Richard Brooke), 1910-
Tuve, Merle Antony, 1901-1982.
Carnegie Institution of Washington
Carnegie Institution of Washington. Department of Terrestrial Magnetism
Johns Hopkins University. Applied Physics Laboratory.
High voltages.
Nuclear fission.
Nuclear physics.
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Baracca, Angelo, interviewer.
De Maria, Michelangelo, interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA