Oral history interview with Lynn R. Sykes, 1996-1997.


Sykes, L. R. Oral history interview with Lynn R. Sykes, 1996-1997.

Oral history interview with Lynn R. Sykes, 1996-1997.

Some of the topics discussed include: his childhood; education at MIT and Columbia; research in seismology; global tectonics; patterns of earthquakes; earthquake prediction; nuclear detection and his involvement in the nuclear test ban treaty work; Soviet weapons systems. Prominently mentioned are: Gordon Eaton, Peter Eisenberger, Maurice Ewing, Brian Isacks, Jack Oliver, Walter C. Pitman, Frank Press, Paul G. Richards, Carl Romney, Christopher Scholz, Manik Talwani.

Transcript (7 sessions), 420 pp.

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