Oral history interview with Owen Chamberlain.


Chamberlain, O. (Owen). Oral history interview with Owen Chamberlain.

Oral history interview with Owen Chamberlain.

Topics include: childhood in San Francisco and Philadelphia; undergraduate education at Dartmouth, graduate work in physics at UC Berkeley; professors at Berkeley: J. Robert Oppenheimer, Emilio Segre, Ernest Lawrence; work on the atomic bomb at Los Alamos during World War II; physicists at Los Alamos; Enrico Fermi, Clyde Weigand, Edward Teller; postwar graduate work at the University of Chicago; UC Berkeley Radiation Lab, and colleagues Bob Thorton, Ed Lofgren, Carl Helmholz, Raymond Birge, Luis Alvarez; Nobel Prize in physics, 1959, with Segre for work on antiproton; involvement with anti-nuclear activism, late research in physics.

Transcript: 1 v.(x, 234 p.)

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