Response to 1988 History of Nuclear Physics Survey, 1988.


Response to 1988 History of Nuclear Physics Survey, 1988.

Questionnaire responses and three additional pages discussing Robson's initial interest in physics; his work on radar during World War II and at Chalk River; the influences of Sir James Chadwick, Maurice Goldhaber, George I. Bell, Lloyd George Elliott, and Arthur Snell; and funding, teaching, and involvement in the National Research Council and the Canadian Association of Physicists. Recipients were asked to discuss their entry into a scientific career in general and nuclear physics in particular, their scientific achievements, the funding of their projects, the roles of related sciences in their research, their work as educators, and their involvement in physics-related organizations.

6 pp.


SNAC Resource ID: 8242347

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