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Peierls, Rudolf E. (Rudolf Ernst), 1907-1995
Oral history interview with Sir Rudolf Ernst Peierls, 1980 October 24.
Theoretical physics (quantum theory of solids of electro-magnetic fields and of the solid nuclius; World War II work on atomic energy). Affiliations include: 1925, Berlin University as student of physics; 1926 transferred to University of Munich, Department of Theoretical Physics (A. Sommerfeld); 1928 transferred to Leipzig University, Department of Theoretical Physics (W. Heisenberg); and 1929 to the Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (W. Pauli). In 1929, Ph.D., Leipzig. Fall 1929 to Fall 1932 "Assistant" to W. Pauli. Fall 1932 to Fall 1933 Rockefeller Fellowship held in Rome and Cambridge. 1933-1935 research in Manchester University supported by "academic assistance" grant for German refugees. 1935-1937 Royal Society Mond Laboratory, Cambridge. 1937-1963 Professor of Applied Mathematics, later Mathematical Physics, Uiversity of Birmingham. 1963-1974 Wykeham Professor of Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford.
Died 1995.
Peierls, Rudolf E. (Rudolf Ernst), 1907-1995
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