Bicentennial session on the history of pioneering American physicists [sound recording] / 1976 April 28.


American Physical Society. Meeting (1976 : Washington, D.C.). Bicentennial session on the history of pioneering American physicists [sound recording] / 1976 April 28.

Bicentennial session on the history of pioneering American physicists [sound recording] / 1976 April 28.

Speakers include: Samuel Devons, "Benjamin Franklin as Experimental Philosopher;" Nathan Reingold, Research and Administration: Joseph Henry's Two Careers under One Banner;" Martin Klein, "J. Willard Gibbs: The American as Theoretical Physicist;" I.I. Rabi, "The Times of Henry Rowland;" and R. S. Shankland, "Michelson: America's First Nobel Prize Winner in Science." C. S. Wu, presiding.

1 sound tape reel (2 hrs.) : 3 3/4 ips, analog, mono. ; 7 in.

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