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Phillips, Melba, 1907-2004
Oral history interview with Melba Phillips, 1997 December 2.
In this interview, Melba Phillips discusses: Bryn Mawr College; group theory; Oppenheimer-Phillips process; Maria Goeppert-Mayer; teaching physics; Brooklyn College; her experience as a woman in physics; Freda Friedman Salzman; George Salzman; University of Minnesota; Frank Oppenheimer; Leo Nedelsky; Dave Bohm; Harvard University; Radcliffe College; University of California, Berkeley; status of professional women in the 1950s; Columbia University Radiation Laboratory; radar countermeasures; Federation of American Scientists; Association of Scientific Workers; Francis Bonner; May-Johnson bill; Los Alamos National Laboratory; Ed Condon; McCarthyism and universities; House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC); Ellen Schrecker; Jim G. Crowther.
American physicist. M.A. Battle Creek College (1928); Ph.D. physics, University of California, Berkeley (1933). Professional experience includes: assistant professor of physics, Brooklyn College (1944-1952); associate director, Washington University (1957-1962); visiting professor, State University of New York at Stony Brook (1972-1975); governing board, American Institute of Physics (1965-1968, 1975-1977); acting executive officer, American Association of Physics Teachers (1975-1977); professor, emeritus professor of physics, University of Chicago (1962-2004).
Bohm, David, 1917-1992
Bonner, Francis T.
Condon, Edward Uhler, 1902-1974.
Crowther, J. G. (James Gerald), 1899-
Mayer, Maria Goeppert, 1906-1972.
Nedelsky, Leo. 1903-
Oppenheimer, Frank, 1912-1985
Phillips, Melba, 1907-2004
Salzman, Freda Friedman, 1927-1981.
Salzman, George, 1925-
Schrecker, Ellen
Association of Scientific Workers.
Brooklyn College
Bryn Mawr College.
Columbia University
Federation of American Scientists
Harvard University.
Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Radcliffe College
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities
University of California, Berkeley.
University of Minnesota.
May-Johnson bill.
Group theory.
Physics -- Study and teaching.
Women in physics
Women in science
World War, 1939-1945 -- Radar.
Interviews. aat
Oral histories. aat
Transcripts. aat
Kozhevnikov, A. B., interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA