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McMillan, Edwin M. (Edwin Mattison), 1907-
Oral history interview with Edwin M. McMillan, 1972 June 1, 2, and October 30, 31.
Youth and early education; undergraduate years at Caltech, 1924-1929; influence of Arthur A. Noyes, Linus Pauling; graduate training and molecular beam work at Princeton University with Karl Compton, Edward U. Condon, Robert Van de Graaff, 1929-1932. National Research Council Fellow at University of California at Berkeley, 1932-1934; at Radiation Laboratory with Ernest O. Lawrence, J. Robert Oppenheimer; on Berkeley staff as teacher and working on cyclotrons, nuclear physics and radiochemistry, 1934-1940. War work at MIT, Underwater Sound Laboratory at San Diego, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, 1940-1945; Trinity Test. Postwar career at Berkeley working on accelerators; Nobel Prize, 1951. Also includes "Impressions of Trinity Test," 2 pp. Also prominently mentioned is: Jesse William Monroe DuMond.
Died in 1991.
Compton, K. T. (Karl Taylor), 1887-1954.
Condon, Edward Uhler, 1902-1974.
DuMond, Jesse W. M. (Jesse William Monroe), 1892-1976
Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, 1901-1958.
McMillan, Edwin M. (Edwin Mattison), 1907-
Noyes, Arthur A. (Arthur Amos), 1866-1936
Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967
Pauling, Linus, 1901-1994
Van de Graaf, Robert Jemison, 1901-1967
California Institute of Technology
Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.
Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Princeton University.
Underwater Sound Laboratory (San Diego)
Molecular beams.
Nobel Prizes.
Nuclear physics.
Nuclear weapons -- Testing.
Particle accelerators.
Underwater acoustics.
Trinity Test.
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