Oral history interview with Ted Taylor, 1995.


Oral history interview with Ted Taylor, 1995.

Discussion of Taylor's work on fission weapons at Los Alamos (included weapons boosted by thermonuclear reactions), and the relation of that work to John Wheeler's work on thermonuclear weapons in the 1950-1953 period. Observations on John Wheeler, Conrad Longmire, Carson Mark, Marshall Rosenbluth, John Reitz, George Bell, Walter Goad, Preston Hammer, Edward Teller, Stan Ulam, Francoise Ulam, Jim Tuck, Nick Metropolis, Enrico Fermi, Norris Bradbury, John von Neumann, and others. Comments on early computers.

Sound recording: 1 cassette tape.Transcript: 9 pp.


SNAC Resource ID: 8239062

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