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Crane, H. R. (Horace Richard), 1907-2007.
Oral history interview with H. R. Crane, 1973 March 28 and 1974 June 18.
Family background and early education; early science interests (telegraph and radio transmission), wins American Chemistry Society Contest in high school. Caltech for both undergraduate and graduate studies, 1926-1934, comments on courses, teachers (Richard C. Tolman, Paul Epstein) and fellow students (Chet Carlson, the inventor of Xerox). Joins Charles Lauritsen's group as graduate student (nuclear physics), gets involved in research projects. J. Robert Oppenheimer's interest in their work, Ernest Lawrence's interest and objections to Lauritsen/Crane work on the radiative captive process (Enrico Fermi), Merle Tuve's involvement. Involvement in building machines for the Kellogg Laboratory (Seeley W. Mudd); Ph.D 1934 (The capture of protons by Carbon-12). Accepts offer from University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; planning and building of a high voltage accelerator. Department involvement in applied work (GE, Ford), strong interest in biology; rising biophysics interest in the department. Wartime work. Recruited for MIT's Radiation Laboratory, later involved in Tuve's proximity fuse project; Manhattan District interest. Establishment of Biophysics Lab within Physics Department in Ann Arbor. The Racetrack Synchrotron. Also prominently mentioned are: Carl David Anderson, Ted Berlin, Sir John Cockcroft, John, Sir, Walter Francis Colby, James M. Cork, Leo Delsasso, David Mathias Dennison, William Alfred Fowler, Samuel Abraham Goudsmit, Halpern, Fred Hodges, Lampe, Otto Laporte, Gilbert Newton Lewis, Edwin Mattison McMillan, Harrison McAllister Randall, William Ralph Smythe, Robert Thornton, George Eugn̈e Uhlenbeck, A. E. White, Robley Williams, Ralph Walter Graystone Wyckoff; and Randall Laboratory of University of Michigan.
Anderson, Carl D. (Carl David), 1905-1991-
Berlin, Ted
Carlson, Chet
Cockcroft, John, Sir, 1897-1967.
Colby, Walter F. (Walter Francis), 1880-
Cork, James M. (James Murle), 1894-
Crane, H. R. (Horace Richard), 1907-2007.
Delsasso, Leo.
Dennison, David M, (David Mathias), 1900-1976-
Epstein, Paul S. (Paul Sophus), 1883-1966
Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954.
Fowler, William A.
Goudsmit, Samuel A. (Samuel Abraham), 1902-1978
Hodges, Fred
Laporte, Otto, 1902-
Lauritsen, Charles Christian, 1892-1968.
Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, 1901-1958.
Lewis, Gilbert Newton, 1875-1946.
McMillan, Edwin M. (Edwin Mattison), 1907-
Mudd, Seeley
Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967
Randall, Harrison M. (Harrison McAllister), 1870-
Smythe, William Ralph, 1893-
Thornton, R. L. (Robert Lyster), 1908-
Tolman, Richard C. (Richard Chace), 1881-1948
Tuve, Merle Antony, 1901-1982.
Uhlenbeck, George Eugn̈e, 1900-1988
White, A. E.
Williams, Robley
Wyckoff, Ralph W. G. (Ralph Walter Graystone), 1897-1994
California Institute of Technology
California Institute of Technology. W. K. Kellogg Radiation Laboratory.
General Electric Company.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Radiation Laboratory.
University of Michigan. Biophysical Laboratory.
University of Michigan. Randall Laboratory.
Carbon -- Isotopes -- Decay.
Neutrinos -- Experiments.
Nuclear physics.
Particle accelerators.
Protons -- Capture.
Radiative capture.
Science -- Laboratories.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings lcgft
Transcripts. aat
Weiner, Charles interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA