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Weizsc̃ker, Carl Friedrich, Freiherr von, 1912-2007
Oral history interview with Carl Friedrich Weizsacker, 1985 May 9.
Transuranic elements; nuclear reactor design. Weizsc̃ker's work in Berlin at Otto Hahn and Peter Debye's institutes; the discovery of nuclear fission; military service exemptions for scientists. Competition within the German uranium project; nuclear explosives. End of the war; Werner Heisenberg and Samuel Goudsmit; Farm Hall and critical mass of a chain reaction. Weizsc̃ker's interest in policy; interest in the civil uses of nuclear energy; uranium research as a method of survival; German science policy after 1955; the Gt̲tingen Manifesto. Also prominently mentioned are: Peter Josef William Debye, Kurt Diebner, Samuel Abraham Goudsmit, Otto Hahn, Werner Heisenberg, Karl Heinz Hc̲ker, Frďřic Joliot-Curie, Schumann, and Karl Wirtz.
Debye, Peter J. W. (Peter Josef William), 1884-1966
Diebner, Kurt
Goudsmit, Samuel A. (Samuel Abraham), 1902-1978
Hahn, Otto, 1879-1968.
Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976
Hocker, Karl Heinz
Joliot-Curie, Frďřic
Weizsc̃ker, Carl Friedrich, Freiherr von, 1912-2007
Wirtz, Karl, 1910-
Atomic bomb -- Germany -- Research.
Nuclear fission.
Science and state -- Germany.
Transuranium elements.
Farm Hall (Godmanchester, England)
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
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Transcripts. aat
Walker, Mark, 1959- interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA