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Pohl, Robert Wichard, 1884-1976
Oral history interview with Robert Wichard Pohl, 1963 June 25.
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 ca. 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, Max Born, Bragg, Albert Einstein, James Franck, Bernhard Friedrich Adolf Gudden, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, Abram Feodorovich Joffe, Rudolf Walther Ladenburg, Philipp Lenard, Frederick Lindemann (Viscount Cherwell), Walther Nernst, Max Planck, Georg Quincke, W. C. Rn̲tgen, H. Rose, Ernest Rutherford, Alexander Smakula, John Joseph Thomson, B. Walter, Otto Warburg, Richard Whiddington; Universitt̃ Berlin, Universitt̃ Gt̲tingen, and Universitt̃ Heidelberg.
Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962
Born, Max, 1882-1970
Bragg, William Henry, 1862-1942
Cherwell, Frederick Alexander Lindemann, Viscount, 1886-1957
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955
Franck, James, 1882-1964.
Hertz, Gustav, 1887-
Gudden, Bernhard Friedrich Adolf
Joffe, Abram
Ladenburg, Rudolf Walter, 1882-1952.
Lenard, Philipp, 1862-1947
Nernst, Walther, 1864-1941.
Planck, Max, 1858-1947.
Pohl, Robert Wichard, 1884-1976
Quincke, Georg Hermann, 1834-1924
Rn̲tgen, Wilhelm Conrad, 1845-1923
Rose, H.
Rutherford, Ernest, 1871-1937
Smakula, A.
Thomson, J. J. (Joseph John), 1856-1940
Walter, B.
Warburg, Otto Heinrich, 1883-1970-
Whiddington, Richard, 1885-1970.
Humboldt-Universitt̃ zu Berlin
Universitt̃ Gt̲tingen
Universitt̃ Heidelberg
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.
Hund, Friedrich, 1896-1997 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