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Panofsky, Wolfgang K. H. (Wolfgang Kurt Hermann), 1919-2007
Oral history interview with Wolfgang Kurt Hermann Panofsky, 1973 May 15 and 1974 March 6 and June 3.
Family background and childhood in Germany, 1919-1934; emigration to U.S. and undergraduate study and life at Princeton University, 1934-1938. Graduate work at California Institute of Technology, 1938-1942; work with Jesse W. M. DuMond, course load, and importance of his thesis. War work at California Institute of Technology; problems because of enemy alien status; work on firing error indicators. War work at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory: atomic bomb explosion, feelings concerning implications. Research at University of California at Berkeley, 1945-1951: construction of linear accelerator under Luis Alvarez (training, funding, working relationships, work schedules, relationship with other research groups), work on synchrotron, bevatron, Material Testing Accelerator project, neutal meson work and pion work; campus life, teaching responsibilities, textbook writing with Melba Phillips; security measures at Berkeley, 1945-1951: Berkeley's loyalty oath leads to move to Stanford University, 1951. The "Screw Driver" report (with Robert Hofstadter) for the Atomic Energy Commission. Korean War-related work (Felix Bloch, Edward L. Ginzton, Robert Kyhl); rigid politics of physics department; Washington involvement; consultant to the Air Force Science Advisory Board; Hans Bethe, Edward Teller; Bethe's Conference of Experts, 1958; Geneva negotiations, 1959; George Kistiakowski and Isidor I. Rabi; appointment to President's Science Advisory Committee, 1960; Dwight D. Eisenhower. Government support of science; Stanford Linear Accelerator (SLAC); Joint Committee on Atomic Energy hearings (Ginzton, Varian Associates); avoiding the "Berkeley image" at SLAC. Also prominently mentioned are: Sue Gray Norton Alsalan, Carl David Anderson, Raymond Thayer Birge, Hugh Bradner, Henry Eyring, Don Gow, Alex E. S. Green, William Webster Hansen, Joel Henry Hildebrand, Giulo Lattes, Ernest Orlando Lawrence, Edwin Mattison McMillan, John Francis Neylan, Hans Arnold Panofsky, Ryokishi Sagane, Robert Gordon Sproul, Raymond L. Steinberger, Charles Hard Townes, Watters, Gian Carlo Wick, John Robert Woodyard, Dean E. Wooldridge, Fritz Zwicky; Federation of American Scientists, and Lawrence Radiation.
Alsalan, Sue Gray Norton
Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988-
Anderson, Carl D. (Carl David), 1905-1991-
Anderson, Clinton Presba, 1895-1975
Bechtel, Stu
Bethe, Hans A, (Hans Albrecht), 1906-2005
Birge, Raymond T. (Raymond Thayer), 1887.
Bloch, Felix, 1905-
Bradner, Hugh, 1915-2008
DuMond, Jesse W. M. (Jesse William Monroe), 1892-1976
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969.
Emrich, Raymond J.
Eyring, Henry, 1901-1981
Fowler, William A.
Ginzton, Edward L. (Edward Leonard), 1915-
Gow, Don
Green, Alex Edward Samuel, 1919-
Hansen, W. W, (William Webster), 1909-1949.
Harnwell, Gaylord.
Herter, Christian Archibald
Hildebrand, Joel Henry, 1881-1983
Hofstadter, Robert, 1915-1990
Kistiakowsky, George B. (George Bogdan), 1900-1982
Kyhl, Robert
Lattes, Giulio (Cesar)
Lauritsen, Charles Christian, 1892-1968.
Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, 1901-1958.
McCone, John A. (John Alex), 1902-1991.
McMillan, Edwin M. (Edwin Mattison), 1907-
Millikan, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953.
Neylan, John Francis
Oppenheimer, Frank, 1912-1985
Panofsky, Hans A.
Panofsky, Wolfgang K. H. (Wolfgang Kurt Hermann), 1919-2007
Phillips, Melba, 1907-2004
Rabi, I. I. (Isidor Isaac), 1898-1988
Reynolds, Wallace B.
Sagane, Ry├Ákichi, 1905-1969.
Seaborg, Glenn T. (Glenn Theodore), 1912-1999
Selstedt, Walter
Serber, R. (Robert)
Sproul, Robert Gordon, 1891-1975.
Steinberger, Raymond L.
Teller, Edward, 1908-2003
Townes, Charles H.
Watters, Leon Laizer, 1877-.
Wick, G. C. (Gian Carlo)
Woodyard, John R., 1904-1981.
Wooldridge, Dean E.
Zwicky, F. (Fritz), 1898-1974
Bechtel Corporation.
Bell Telephone Laboratories
California Institute of Technology
Federation of American Scientists.
Hansen Laboratories of Physics
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. Material Testing Accelerator.
Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.
Northern California Association of Scientists.
Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs
Princeton University.
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.
Stanford University.
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
United States. Air Force Science Advisory Board.
United States. President's Science Advisory Committee
University of Birmingham.
University of California, Berkeley.
Varian Associates.
International Conference on High Energy Physics.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Science.
Nuclear energy -- Research -- Laboratories.
Nuclear explosions.
Nuclear physics.
Particle accelerators.
Physical laboratories -- Administration.
Physics -- Study and teaching.
Science and ethics.
Science and state.
United States -- National security.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
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Transcripts. aat
Weiner, Charles interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA