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Ruina, J. P. (Jack P.)
Oral history interview with Jack P. Ruina, 1991 August 8.
In this interview Jack Ruina discusses topics such as: his work with the JASON group; his family background; choosing electrical engineering; Hugh Wolfe; Charles Townes; working with radar systems during World War II; Polytechnical Institute of Brooklyn; Hughes Aircraft; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Chalmers Sherwin and George Newell; Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA); United States Department of Defense; anti-ballistic missiles (ABM); Harold Brown; Herb York; Francis Low; Eugene Wigner; Institute for Defense Analysis (IDA); Charles Herzfeld; Murray Gell-Mann; attending Pugwash meetings; Al Rubenstein; Jim Killian; John Foster; Hal Lewis; Max Taylor; Gordon MacDonald; Keith Brueckner; Dick Bissell; Hermann Bondi; Lewis Branscomb; Richard Garwin; Jerry Wiesner.
(1924- ): professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (1963-1997); was vice president for special laboratories at MIT (1966-1970). Also served in positions at the United States Department of Defense and as director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA).
Bissell, Richard M. Jr.
Bondi, Hermann
Branscomb, Lewis M., 1926-
Brown, Harold, 1927-
Brueckner, Keith A.
Foster, John S., 1922-
Garwin, Richard L.
Gell-Mann, Murray
Herzfeld, Charles Maria. 1925-
Killian, James Rhyne, 1904-1988
Lewis, H. W. (Harold Warren)
Low, Francis E. (Francis Eugene), 1921-2007
MacDonald, Gordon J. (Gordon James), 1929-2002
Ruina, J. P. (Jack P.)
Sherwin, Chalmers William, 1916-
Townes, Charles H.
Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995
Wiesner, Jerome B. (Jerome Bert), 1915-1994
Wolfe, Hugh C.
York, Herbert F. (Herbert Frank)
United States. Advanced Research Projects Agency
Hughes Aircraft Company.
Institute for Defense Analyses
JASON Defense Advisory Group
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn.
Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs
United States. Department of Defense
Antimissile missiles
Electrical engineering
World War, 1939-1945.
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Aaserud, Finn, interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA