Oral history interview with Adnan Waly, 1994 February-March.

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Waly, Adnan. Oral history interview with Adnan Waly, 1994 February-March.

Oral history interview with Adnan Waly, 1994 February-March.

Early education with Gustav Hertz, and the search for heavy hydrogen. Work for the German General Electric Company under Fritz Lange. Doctoral studies with Max von Laue. Attempt to use thunderstorms to produce nuclear disintegration. Discovery of Rupp's fraudulent evidence for positive electrons coverup. Waly's anti-Nazi activities. Work with Cockcroft and Walton on sealing discharge tubes. Discovery of fission by Lise Meitner, Otto Frisch, and Otto Hahn. Collaboration with Leo Szilard. Early work on biophysics and cancer treatment. German decision to invade Norway. Study with Walther Nernst, Wehnelt, Pringsheim, and Czerny. Memories of Wolfgang Pauli and Schroedinger. Wartime work in Egypt on a microwave mine detector. Patents on fusion and fission. Irradiation of scandium. Frederic Joliot-Curie's letter to Stalin on behalf of Peter Kapitza. Exposing Hans v. Bohndorf's alchemy. Attending 1955 Atoms for Peace conference. Mention of the Rupp fraud, Recollections of Lawrence Ball, Van de Graaf, Halban, Carl von Weizsäcker, Hans Delbrück, Bodenstein, Bruno Pontecorvo, Fritz Houtermans, Bosch, Wehnelt, Erbacher, Racah, Amarldi, Ollendorf, Lenard, Kramer, Zeeman, and Salvador Dali. Nazif Bey's studies on Egyptian optics.

Transcript: 140 pp.Sound recording: 4 cassettes (ca. 6 hrs.), 4 sessions.

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