Oral history interview with Edoardo Amaldi, 1963 April 8.


Oral history interview with Edoardo Amaldi, 1963 April 8.

Part of the Archives for the History of Quantum Physics collection, which includes tapes and transcripts of oral history interviews conducted with ca. 100 atomic and quantum physicists. Subjects discuss their family backgrounds, how they became interested in physics, their educations, people who influenced them, their careers including social influences on the conditions of research, and the state of atomic, nuclear, and quantum physics during the period in which they worked. Discussions of scientific matters relate to work that was done between approximately 1900 and 1930, with an emphasis on the discovery and interpretations of quantum mechanics in the 1920s. Also prominently mentioned are: O. M. Corbino, Eugene Feenberg, Enrico Fermi, Antonio Garbasso, G. Gentile, Tullio Levi-Civita, Lo Surdo, Macaluso, Ettore Majorana, Quirino Majorana, Wolfgang Pauli, Enrico Persico, Giulio Racah, Franco Rasetti, V. Volterra; and Universität Göttingen.

Sound recordings: 2 7-inch sound reels (ca. 2.5 hrs.), 1 session.Transcript: 34 p.

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