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Sharp, Robert P. (Robert Phillip).
Oral history interview with Robert Phillip Sharp, 1990 April 26.
Born in California in 1911; recollections of childhood. Undergraduate studies in geology at California Institute of Technology, then one year of graduate work (J. P. Buwalda, Chester Stock, William Morris Davis). Graduate studies in geology at Harvard University (R. A. Daly, Kirk Bryan, Percy Bridgman, Francis Birch, David Griggs), 1935-1938; comparisons between Harvard University and Caltech. To University of Illinois for teaching position, 1938-1943; summer research in geomorphology and glaciology. Research in Army Air Force during World War II. Accepts position at University of Minnesota (Larry Gould); professorship at Caltech, 1947. Debates over geochemical and geophysical approaches to geology; reassessment of curriculum in Division of Geological Sciences; decision to encourage research in space and planetary sciences (Harrison Brown), late 1950s.
Robert Phillip Sharp, 1911-2004. Geologist (geomorphologist).
Birch, Francis, 1903-1992
Bridgman, P. W. (Percy Williams), 1882-1961.
Brown, Harrison, 1917-1986
Bryan, Kirk
Buwala, J. P.
Daly, R. A.
Davis, William Morris
Gould, Larry
Griggs, David, 1911-1974
Sharp, Robert P. (Robert Phillip)
Stock, Chester
California Institute of Technology. Dept. of Geophysics.
Harvard University.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
University of Minnesota.
Space sciences -- Research.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
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Doel, Ronald Edmund interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA