Oral history interview with Robert Henry Dicke, 1985 June 18.


Dicke, Robert H. (Robert Henry). Oral history interview with Robert Henry Dicke, 1985 June 18.

Oral history interview with Robert Henry Dicke, 1985 June 18.

Comments on parents and teachers; schooling in Rochester; studies at University of Rochester and at Princeton University with comments on faculty and fellow students; thesis collaboration with John Marshall; Victor Weisskopf, M.I.T. and the Radiation Laboratory during war, microwave techniques applied to atomic physics. Return to Princeton after war, Angular Momentum of Radiation; 1957 and the start of cosmology and relativity publications; Eötvös experiment and Mach's principle; discussions of own and others' experimental work; big science; George Gamow, Ralph Alpher, Robert Herman; paper with P. James Peebles Nostrums and Conundrums; National Academy of Sciences; funding in science.

Transcript, 56 pp.

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