Oral History interview with Marshall Rosenbluth, 2003 August 11,16.

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Rosenbluth, M. N. Oral History interview with Marshall Rosenbluth, 2003 August 11,16.

Oral History interview with Marshall Rosenbluth, 2003 August 11,16.

Rosenbluth discusses his participation in the development and testing of hydrogen weapons, as well as the historical/political context within which he operated. Interviews include discussion of his relationship with Edward Teller, his participation in events such as the "Atoms for Peace" Conference, and international exchange programs that took him to the Soviet Union. Numerous references to the Soviet science and their atomic program are made throughout the interview. Particular attention is paid to developments in plasma physics. Rosenbluth also discusses his time working in private industry at General Atomics.

Transcript: 81 pages.Audio tapes: 2 cassettes.

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