Oral History interview with Norman M. Kroll, 1986 June 28.


Oral History interview with Norman M. Kroll, 1986 June 28.

This interview discusses: Kroll's youth and education at Columbia University; his work at Columbia Radiation Laboratory and his studies with Lamb and Melman on magnetrons; his collaboration with W.E. Lamb on shift calculations; his comments on the work of Lamb, Schwinger, Feynman and Dyson in the late 1940s; particle physics in Kroll's career; his participation in JASON laser studies; his research on the interactions of laser beams with plasmas, on visible parametric oscillators and free electron lasers.

Transcript: 66 pages.Audio tapes: 4 cassettes, 3.5 hours.


SNAC Resource ID: 6862536

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