Oral History interview with W. E. Lamb, 1985.


Lamb, Willis E. (Willis Eugene), 1913-2008. Oral History interview with W. E. Lamb, 1985.

Oral History interview with W. E. Lamb, 1985.

Some of the topics discussed include: the development of his career along with the problems of the simultaneous development of his wife Ursula Lamb's career in academia; radiation; megnetron oscillators; laser theory; quantum theory of lasers; government funding of research. Some of his associates mentioned are: Arnold Nordsieck, George Uhlenbeck, Van der Pol, Charles Townes, Leonel Menegozzi, William Wing, Marlan Scully, E. T. James, William Bennett, Richard Fork, Sargent, among others.

Preliminary transcript: 91 pages.Sound recording: 5 cassettes.

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