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Seitz, Frederick, 1911-2008
Oral history interview with Frederick Seitz, 1982 October 6 and 7.
In this interview, Frederick Seitz discusses his administrative and advisory work. Topics discussed include: National Defense Research Committee; Carnegie-Mellon University; Bill Shockley; solid state physics research; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Harvey Brooks; David Turnbull; American Physical Society; Karl Darrow; American Institute of Physics; Herb Hollomon; Wheeler Loomis; Louis Ridenour; ILLIAC; Enrico Fermi; National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences; Office of Naval Research; Charles Kittel; Physics Today; Wallace Brode; Elmer Hutchisson; Sam Goudsmit; Society of Exploration Geophysicists; Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Edward Teller; divisions among physicists on defense research; Lewis Strauss; Atomic Energy Commission; Det Bronk; National Academy of Engineering; National Science Foundation; Committee on Science Engineering and Public Policy (COSEPUP); George Kistiakowsky; Rachel Carson's Silent Spring; Emilio Daddario; Ralph Nader; President's Science Advisory Committee; supersonic transport public policy; Harry Hess; Melvin Laird; Rockefeller University.
American physicist. Ph.D. Princeton University (1934). Professional experience includes: chairman, American Institute of Physics (1954-1959); chairman, American Physical Society (1961); head of physics department, dean of graduate school, vice-president of research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1949-1968); president, National Academy of Sciences (1962-1969); board of trustees, president, president emeritus, Rockefeller University (1966-2008); member, Institute for Defense Analyses (1970-2008); member, National Cancer Advisory Board (1972-1974, 1977-2008); vice-chairman, board of overseers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (1978-2008).
Brode, Wallace R. (Wallace Reed), 1900-1974.
Bronk, Detlev W. (Detlev Wulf), 1897-1975
Brooks, Harvey
Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964
Daddario, Emilio Q. (Emilio Quincy), 1918-2010
Darrow, Karl K. (Karl Kelchner), 1891-
Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954
Hess, Harry Hammond, 1906-1969
Hollomon, J. Herbert (John Herbert)
Hutchisson, Elmer, 1902-
Goudsmit, Samuel A. (Samuel Abraham), 1902-1978
Kistiakowsky, George B. (George Bogdan), 1900-1982
Kittel, Charles
Laird, Melvin R.
Loomis, F. W. (Francis Wheeler), 1889-1976
Nader, Ralph
Ridenour, Louis N. (Louis Nicot), 1911-1959
Seitz, Frederick, 1911-2008
Shockley, William, 1910-1989-
Strauss, Lewis L.
Teller, Edward, 1908-2003
Turnbull, David, 1915-2007
American Institute of Physics.
American Physical Society
Carnegie-Mellon University
Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy (U.S.)
National Academy of Engineering
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
National Research Council (U.S.)
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Rockefeller University.
Society of Exploration Geophysicists
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
United States. Office of Naval Research
United States. Office of Scientific Research and Development, National Defense Research Committee.
United States. President's Science Advisory Committee
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Physics today (Journal).
Illiac computer
Solid state physics -- Research.
Supersonic transport planes -- Government policy -- United States.
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Oral histories. aat
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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