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King, John, 1925-2014
Oral history interview with John G. King, 2009 November 17.
Interview discusses John G. King's childhood and family background; being drafted into the Army and then transferred to the Navy where he worked on antisubmarine detection and defense projects; entering the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (1946) where he was taken under the wing of Jerold Zacharias; he describes the rise in MIT's prestige due to Zacharias' hiring of Bruno Rossi, Victor Weisskopf, Martin Deutsch, and Herman Feshbach; he describes some of his work on the atomic clock with Jerome Wiesner and Dick Daley; experiments on the equivalence of electron and proton charge; Fred Hoyle's continuous creation theory experiment to detect matter creation with Sam Cohen which got attention from Hermann Bondi; and some of the low temperature experiments with Peter Stephens and Dan Oates; he also mentions Edwin Land, Edward Purcell, V. Jaccarino and others.
(1925- ); Ph.D. in physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (1955); became a professor at MIT and retired in 1996; started the Physics Project Laboratory (1964), the Corridor Laboratory (1970) and developed a concentrated study course.
Bondi, Hermann
Deutsch, Martin, 1917-2002
Feshbach, Herman.
Hoyle, Fred, 1915-2001
King, John, 1925-2014
Land, Edwin Herbert, 1909-1991
Purcell, Edward M.
Rossi, Bruno Benedetto, 1905-
Weisskopf, Victor Frederick, 1908-2002
Wiesner, Jerome B. (Jerome Bert), 1915-1994
Zacharias, Jerrold Reinach, 1905-1986
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- Faculty.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- Students.
United States. Army.
United States. Navy
Atomic clocks.
Electron charge -- Measurement.
Low temperatures.
Submarine warfare -- World war, 1939-1945.
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Zimmerman, George O., interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA