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Frisch, Otto Robert, 1904-
Oral history interview with Otto Robert Frisch, 1967 May 3.
Career in nuclear physics, chiefly through 1939; describes differences in atmosphere among the Universities of Vienna, Berlin, London and Copenhagen; his switch from mathematics to physics at Vienna; work at University of Berlin on a grant, with Peter Pringsheim, before going to Hamburg to work with Otto Stern; with Hitler laws in effect, leaves for position with Patrick M. S. Blackett at Birkbeck College, 1933; then to Niels Bohr's Institute, until 1939; anecdotes about working on neutron experiments and nuclear models in Copenhagen; recounts how he and Lise Meitner explained fission, and memorandum with Rudolf Peierls on bomb possibilities; brief comments on postwar career.
Died 1979.
Blackett, P. M. S. (Patrick Maynard Stuart), Baron Blackett, 1897-1974.
Frisch, Otto Robert, 1904-
Meitner, Lise, 1878-1968.
Peierls, Rudolf E. (Rudolf Ernst), 1907-1995
Pringsheim, Peter, 1881-1963
Stern, Otto, 1888-1969-
Birkbeck College
Humboldt-Universitt̃ zu Berlin
Kb̜enhavns universitet
Niels Bohr institutet.
Universitt̃ Hamburg.
Universitt̃ Wien.
University of London.
Atomic bomb
Nuclear fission.
Nuclear models.
Nuclear physics.
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