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Munk, Walter H. (Walter Heinrich), 1917-
Oral history interview with Walter H. Munk, 1986 June 30.
Born in Vienna in 1917; move to America at age 14; undergraduate and masters degrees at Caltech; relations with Harald U. Sverdrup at Scripps and Ph.D. there. Enlisted in Army during World War II; war work on submarine problems with Navy. Joined JASON at Keith Brueckner's invitation, 1961. Greater part of interview devoted to JASON: work, organization and external relations. Also prominently mentioned are: John Von Neumann; and United States Navy.
Brueckner, Keith A.
Munk, Walter H. (Walter Heinrich), 1917-
Sverdrup, H. U. (Harald Ulrik), 1888-1957.
Von Neumann, John, 1903-1957.
California Institute of Technology
JASON Defense Advisory Group
Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
United States. Navy
Science and state.
Submarine boats.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings lcgft
Transcripts. aat
Aaserud, Finn interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA