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Spitzer, Lyman, 1914-1997
Oral history interview with Lyman Spitzer, Jr., 1978 March 15.
Korean war spurs formation of study group at Princeton University (John A. Wheeler) for military research, 1951. H-bomb division & controlled fusion. Project Matterhorn; the first Stellarator device (Enrico Fermi). Formation of Lawrence Livermore Laboratory (Ernest O. Lawrence, Edward Teller). Plasma confinement problems (Martin Krushal, Martin Schwarzschild, Teller); Jim Tuck. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) arranged meeting between Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (Tuck) and Princeton (Spitzer) groups. British ZETA project and AEC involvement in controlled fusion reactor with strong Strauss support. Later Stellarator models (J. Van Allen); industrial involvement of General Electric Co. & Westinghouse; connections to astrophysics and basic plasma research.
Died 1997.
Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954.
Krushal, Martin D.
Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, 1901-1958.
Schwarzschild, Martin.
Spitzer, Lyman, 1914-1997
Teller, Edward, 1908-2003
Tuck, James Leslie, 1910-1980
Van Allen, James A. (James Alfred), 1914-2006
Wheeler, John Archibald, 1911-2008
General Electric Company.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Princeton University.
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company.
Zero Energy Thermal Reactor
Controlled fusion.
Fusion reactors.
Hydrogen bomb.
Korean War, 1950-1953.
Nuclear weapons -- Testing.
Physics -- Military aspects.
Science and industry.
Science and state.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Transcripts. aat
Bromberg, Joan Lisa. interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA