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Herzfeld, Karl F. (Karl Ferdinand), 1892-
Oral history interview with Karl F. Herzfeld, 1962 June 14.
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: Niels Henrik David Bohr, Paul Ehrenfest, Kasimir Fajans, Fritz Hasenh̲rl, Heisenberg (Werner's father), Werner Heisenberg, Walter Heitler, David Hilbert, Walter Kossel, E. von Schweidler, Arnold Sommerfeld, Otto Stern, Hans Thirring, Gregor Wentzel; Universitt̃ Gt̲tingen, Universitt̃ M nchen, and Universitt̃ Wien.
Died 1978.
Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962
Ehrenfest, Paul, 1880-1933.
Fajans, Kasimir, 1887-1975
Hasenh̲rl, Friedrich
Heisenberg, August
Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976
Heitler, Walter, 1904-
Herzfeld, Karl F. (Karl Ferdinand), 1892-
Hilbert, David, 1862-1943.
Kossel, W. (Walther Ludwig Julius), 1888-1956
Sommerfeld, Arnold, 1868-1951.
Stern, Otto, 1888-1969-
Thirring, Hans, 1888-1976-
Wentzel, Gregor, 1898-1978.
Universitt̃ Gt̲tingen.
Universitt̃ M nchen.
Universitt̃ Wien.
Atomic theory.
Nuclear physics.
Quantum theory.
Science -- History.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings lcgft
Transcripts. aat
Physicists -- Interviews. lcsh
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