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Witten, Louis
Oral history interview with Louis Witten, 2011 March 17.
Topics discussed by Louis Witten in this interview include: Peter Bergmann, childhood and background, being drafted during World War II, meteorology, radar applications in weather, Glenn Martin Company, Johns Hopkins University, Franco Rasetti, Theodore Berlin, Gilbert Plass, Lyman Spitzer, Stellarator, Atomic Energy Commission, Martin Kruskal, Martin Schwarzschild, University of Maryland, Elliot Montroll, statistical mechanics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Lincoln Laboratory, George Trimble, Research Institute for Advanced Study (RIAS), Solomon Lefschetz, Robert Bender, gravity, Roger Penrose, Gravity Research Foundation (GRF), unified field theory, John Wheeler, Stanley Deser, quantum gravity, Bryce DeWitt, and general relativity.
(1921- ): American theoretical physics. His work has centered around classical gravitation, including the discovery of certain exact electrovacuum solutions to the Einstein field equation.
Bergmann, Peter Gabriel
Berlin, Theodore H., 1917-1962.
Deser, S. (Stanley)
DeWitt, Bryce S. (Bryce Seligman), 1923-2004
Kruskal, Martin D. (Martin David), 1925-2006
Lefschetz, Solomon, 1884-1972.
Montroll, E. W.
Penrose, Roger
Plass, Gilbert Norman
Rasetti, Franco, 1901-2001
Schwarzschild, Martin
Spitzer, Lyman, 1914-1997
Wheeler, John Archibald, 1911-2008.
Witten, Louis
Gravity Research Foundation
Johns Hopkins University
Lincoln Laboratory.
Martin Company.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
University of Maryland, College Park
General relativity (Physics)
Quantum gravity
Statistical mechanics.
World War, 1939-1945.
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Rickles, Dean, interviewer.
Salisbury, Donald C., interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA