Oral history interview with Eugene Paul Wigner, 1984 April 12.


Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995. Oral history interview with Eugene Paul Wigner, 1984 April 12.

Oral history interview with Eugene Paul Wigner, 1984 April 12.

Arrival at Princeton University, early 1931. Discusses some of his students, including Frederick Seitz, John Bardeen, Conyers Herring, Leonard Eisenbud. Describes how he offically became a physicist; Ph. D. in chemical engineering. Discusses friends and colleagues, including Edward Condon, Paul Dirac, and John Von Neumann. Also prominently mentioned are: Gregory Breit, Paul Ehrenfest, Ernst Pasqual Jordan; and University of Wisconsin.

1 session; transcript, 10 p.

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