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Wilson, J. Tuzo (John Tuzo), 1908-1993
Oral history interview with J. Tuzo Wilson, 1993 February 16.
John Tuzo Wilson (1908-1993). Early experiences in forestry with the Ottawa Field Naturalist Club; study of physics and geology at the University of Toronto (1926-1930, B.A. 1930), influence of Satterly; Massey fellowship to Cambridge University (1930-1932, M.A. 1932), contact with Jeffreys; work at Princeton in geology (1932-1936, Ph.D.) ; contacts with Albert Einstein, Leopold Infeld, Scheidegger, and Feild. U.S. Geological Survey, (1936-1938). World War II Operational Research, Canadian Airborne (1943). Professor of Physics, University of Toronto (1946-1967). International Union of Geology and Geophysics involvement. National Research Council involvement. Scientific contacts with Communist countries, and political implications. Collaboration with Gerald Kuiper on "The Earth as a Planet". President of Erindale College (1967-1974). Collaboration with J. Jacobs and Robert Russell on "Physics and Geology". Religious beliefs. Discussion of geophysics and its relation to physics and geology.
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955
Infeld, Leopold, 1898-1968.
Jacobs, J.
Kuiper, Gerard P. (Gerard Peter), 1905-1973
Russell, Robert Thayer
Satterly, John
Wilson, J. Tuzo (John Tuzo), 1908-1993
Canadian Airborne -- World War, 1939-1945
Erindale College -- Presidents.
Geological Survey (U.S.)
International Union of Geology and Geophysics
National Research Council (U.S.)
Ottawa Field Naturalist Club
Princeton University.
University of Cambridge.
University of Toronto. Dept. of Physics -- Faculty.
The earth as a planet.
Physics and geology.
Communism and science.
Forests and forestry.
Religion and science.
Oral histories. aat
Doel, Ronald Edmund interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA