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Froman, Darol K. (Darol Kenneth), 1906-1997
Oral history interview with Darol Kenneth Froman, 1976 June 7.
Family background and early education. Born 1906 in Harrington, Washington. Family moved to Canada 1910, father a farmer. Undergraduate studies at University of Alberta (Professor Robert Boyle). Summer studies at University of Chicago, 1926 and 1927; graduate enrollment from 1928. Comments on teachers, Carl H. Eckart, Samuel L. Hoyt. Work with Arthur J. Dempster; Ph.D. with Arthur H. Compton, 1930. Academic appointments from 1931; lectureship at University of Alberta, 1931-1939. Lecturer and assistant professor at MacDonald College, spent several of the summers in Denver with Joyce C. Stearns (cosmic rays) on Mt. Evans or at Echo Lake; assistant professor at McGill University from 1939. Comparison of the state of physics in Canada and the U.S. Early war work: McGill group on radar (National Research Council support), waveguides; 1941 head of Mt. Evans High Altitude Laboratory; cosmic ray research. 1942 group leader of the U.S. Navy's Radio and Sonar Lab. Comments on fellow scientists (Ed McMillan's knowledge and abilities); views on the war effort. The Manhattan Project, University of Chicago, 1942-1943; the C.P.1 reactor (Volney Wilson); 1943 Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (LASL), electronics group (connections with the Radiation Lab at MIT); the Trinity test. Postwar planning, comments on Norris E. Bradbury, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Leslie Groves; LASL influence on national policy, Atomic Energy Commission (David Lilienthal); relations with John H. Manley. Comments on controversy (Luis Alvarez-Wendel M. Latimer-Edward Teller); reactor developments, the Rover program. Retirement in 1962; consulting at LASL.
Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988-
Bradbury, Norris, 1909-1997.
Compton, Arthur Holly, 1892-1962.
Dempster, Arthur Jeffrey.
Eckart, Carl, 1902-1973
Froman, Darol K. (Darol Kenneth), 1906-1997
Groves, Leslie R., 1896-1970
Manley, John Henry, 1907-
McMillan, Edwin M. (Edwin Mattison), 1907-
Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967
Teller, Edward, 1908-2003
Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Radiation Laboratory.
McGill University.
National Research Council (U.S.)
United States. Navy. Radio and Sonar Laboratory.
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
University of Alberta.
University of Chicago.
Atomic bomb
Cosmic rays
Electronics in military engineering.
Manhattan Project (U.S.)
Nuclear reactors.
Nuclear weapons -- Testing.
Physical laboratories.
Physics -- Canada.
Physics -- United States.
Project Rover.
Science and state.
Wave guides.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Transcripts. aat
Trinity Test.
Boyle, Robert W.
Hoyt, Samuel L.
Lilienthal, David Eli, 1899-1981.
Latimer, Wendell M. (Wendell Mitchell), 1893-1955
Stearns, Joyce C.
Wilson, Volney C.
MacDonald College.
Mount Evans High Altitude Laboratory.
Norberg, Arthur L. (Arthur Lawrence), 1938- interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA