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Finkelstein, David Ritz, 1929-
Oral history interview with David Finkelstein, 2013 February 18.
In this interview David Finkelstein discusses topics such as: his childhood; undergraduate work at City College in New York in electrical engineering and physics; Gabriel Kron; John von Neumann; Mark Zemansky; graduate work at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); general relativity; Victor Weisskopf; Norbert Wiener; Stevens Institute of Technology; moving to an Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) laboratory at New York University during the Korean War; relativity; Charles Misner and working with him; Richard Feynman's work; Dennis Sciama and Roger Penrose; European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN); Yeshiva University; Martin Kruskal; space-time; quantum mechanics; David Bohm; and Yakir Aharonov.
Ph.D. in physics (1953), Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Held positions at Steven Institute of Technology, European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN), Yeshiva University, and the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Aharonov, Yakir, 1932-
Bohm, David, 1917-1992
Feynman, Richard P. (Richard Phillips), 1918-1988
Finkelstein, David Ritz, 1929-
Kron, Gabriel, 1901-1968
Kruskal, Martin D. (Martin David), 1925-2006
Misner, Charles W.
Penrose, Roger
Sciama, D. W. (Dennis William), 1926-
Von Neumann, John, 1903-1957
Weisskopf, Victor Frederick, 1908-2002
Wiener, Norbert, 1894-1964
Zemansky, Mark Waldo, 1900-
City University of New York. City College
European Organization for Nuclear Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics
Stevens Institute of Technology.
Yeshiva University.
Electrical engineering
General relativity (Physics)
Korean War, 1950-1953.
Quantum theory
Relativity (Physics)
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Rickles, Dean, interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA