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Pauling, Linus, 1901-1994
Oral history interview with Linus Carl Pauling, 1964 March 27.
This interview was conducted as part of the Archives for the History of Quantum Physics project, which includes tapes and transcripts of oral history interviews conducted with circa 100 atomic and quantum physicists. Subjects discuss their family backgrounds, how they became interested in physics, their educations, people who influenced them, their careers including social influences on the conditions of research, and the state of atomic, nuclear, and quantum physics during the period in which they worked. Discussions of scientific matters relate to work that was done between approximately 1900 and 1930, with an emphasis on the discovery and interpretations of quantum mechanics in the 1920s. Also prominently mentioned are: Max Abraham, Sam Allison, Anderson, Harry Bateman, Eric Temple Bell, Hans Albrecht Bethe, Niels Henrik David Bohr, Bragg, Percy Williams Bridgman, Clark, Edward Condon, Robert Dawson, Peter Josef William Debye, Hobart Cutler Dickinson, William Duane, Paul Ehrenfest, John Ellis, Kasimir Fajans, Ronald Geballe, Samuel Abraham Goudsmit, Victor Guillemin, William Draper Harkins, Walter Heitler, Lloyd Alexander Jeffress, Irving Langmuir, Gilbert Newton Lewis, Fritz London, H. J. Lucas, Edwin Mattison McMillan, Robert Andrews Millikan, A. A. Noyes, Wilhelm Ostwald, Boris Podolsky, Floyd Rowland, Erwin Schrd̲inger, Allen Goodrich Shenstone, William Shockley, Arnold Sommerfeld, Richard Chance Tolman, Albrecht Unsl̲d, Gregor Wentzel, Hermann Weyl; California Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Kben havns Universitt̃, Oregon Agricultural College, Universitt̃ M nchen, Universitt̃ Zurich, and University of California, Berkeley.
Abraham, Max, 1875-1922.
Allison, Samuel King, 1900-1965.
Bateman, Harry, 1882-1946.
Bell, Eric Temple, 1883-1960.
Bethe, Hans A, (Hans Albrecht), 1906-2005
Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962.
Bridgman, P. W. (Percy Williams), 1882-1961.
Condon, Edward Uhler, 1902-1974.
Dawson, Robert.
Debye, Peter J. W. (Peter Josef William), 1884-1966-
Dickinson, Hobart Cutler.
Duane, William, 1872-1935.
Ehrenfest, Paul, 1880-1933.
Ellis, John, 1946-
Fajans, Kasimir, 1887-1975
Geballe, Ronald, 1918-
Goudsmit, Samuel A. (Samuel Abraham), 1902-1978
Guillemin, V., 1937-
Harkins, William Draper.
Heitler, Walter, 1904-
Jeffress, Lloyd Alexander.
Langmuir, Irving, 1881-1957.
Lewis, Gilbert Newton, 1875-1946.
London, Fritz, 1900-1954.
Lucas, Howard J.
McMillan, Edwin M. (Edwin Mattison), 1907-
Millikan, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953.
Noyes, Arthur A. (Arthur Amos), 1866-1936.
Ostwald, Wilhelm, 1853-1932.
Pauling, Linus, 1901-1994
Podolsky, Boris.
Rowland, Floyd.
Schrd̲inger, Erwin, 1887-1961
Shenstone, Allen Goodrich.
Shockley, William, 1910-1989-
Sommerfeld, Arnold, 1868-1951.
Tolman, Richard C. (Richard Chace), 1881-1948
Unsl̲d, Albrecht, 1905-
Wentzel, Gregor, 1898-1978.
Weyl, Hermann, 1885-1955.
California Institute of Technology
Harvard University.
Kb̜enhavns universitet
Oregon Agricultural College.
Universitt̃ M nchen.
Universitt̃ Z rich.
University of California, Berkeley.
Atomic theory.
Nuclear physics.
Quantum theory.
Science -- History.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings lcgft
Transcripts. aat
Physicists -- Interviews. lcsh
Heilbron, J. L., interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics. Archives for the History of Quantum Physics.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA