Oral history interview with Richard L. Garwin, 2001 June 7.


Garwin, Richard L. Oral history interview with Richard L. Garwin, 2001 June 7.

Oral history interview with Richard L. Garwin, 2001 June 7.

Focused interview deals with Garwin's childhood and schooling at Case and University of Chicago; his time at Chicago and interaction with Fermi. Majority of interview is on Garwin's work in designing the H-bomb and consulting work at Los Alamos in 1950-51. Recollections interspersed with technical details of design and apparatus. Discussion of recent 'discovery' of interview with Edward Teller in 1979 by George Keyworth that gives credit for H-bomb design to Garwin; Teller and Ulam's relation. Last part of the interview deals with Garwin's work in conjunction with Leon Lederman to confirm the non-conservation of parity in late 1956-early 1957.

Transcript: 50 pp.Sound recording: 3 cassettes.

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