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Hertz, Gustav, 1887-
Oral history interview with Gustav Ludwig Hertz, 1963 May 14 and 15.
This interview was conducted as part of the Archives for the History of Quantum Physics project, which includes tapes and transcripts of oral history interviews conducted with circa 100 atomic and quantum physicists. Subjects discuss their family backgrounds, how they became interested in physics, their educations, people who influenced them, their careers including social influences on the conditions of research, and the state of atomic, nuclear, and quantum physics during the period in which they worked. Discussions of scientific matters relate to work that was done between approximately 1900 and 1930, with an emphasis on the discovery and interpretations of quantum mechanics in the 1920s. Also prominently mentioned are: Max Abraham, Niels Henrik David Bohr, Paul Ehrenfest, James Franck, Fritz Haber, Mrs. T. von Harbou, Holst, Fritz Houtermans, Philipp Lenard, Gustav Mie, Max Planck, Robert Wichard Pohl, Peter Pringsheim, Heinrich Rubens, K. Schmidt, Schuetze, Adolf Smekal, Arnold Sommerfeld, John Sealy Edward Townsend, Wilhelm Westphal; Berlin Technische Hochschule, Universitt̃ Berlin, Universitt̃ Gt̲tingen, University of Halle, Universitt̃ Munich, Philips Laboratories (Eindhoven), and Siemens (A. G.).
Gustav Ludwig Hertz (1887-1975).
Abraham, Max, 1875-1922.
Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962.
Ehrenfest, Paul, 1880-1933.
Franck, James, 1882-1964.
Haber, Fritz, 1868-1934.
Hertz, Gustav, 1887-
Houtermans, F. G. (Friedrich Georg), 1903-
Lenard, Philipp, 1862-1947
Mie, Gustav Adolf Feodor Wilhelm Ludwig, 1868-
Planck, Max, 1858-1947.
Pohl, Robert Wichard, 1884-1976.
Pringsheim, Peter, 1881-1963
Rubens, Heinrich
Smekal, Adolf Gustav Stephan, 1895-1959
Sommerfeld, Arnold, 1868-1951.
Townsend, John, Sir, 1868-1957
Westphal, Wilhelm H. (Wilhelm Heinrich), 1882-
Humboldt-Universitt̃ zu Berlin
Philips' Gloeilampenfabrieken
Siemens & Halske.
Technische Hochschule Berlin.
Universitt̃ Gt̲tingen.
Universitt̃ Halle-Wittenberg
Universitt̃ M nchen.
Atomic theory.
Nuclear physics.
Quantum theory.
Science -- History.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings lcgft
Transcripts. aat
Physicists -- Interviews. lcsh
Heilbron, J. L. interviewer.
Kuhn, Thomas S. interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics. Archives for the History of Quantum Physics.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA