Oral history interview with Léon Brillouin, 1962 March 29 and 3 April.


Oral history interview with Léon Brillouin, 1962 March 29 and 3 April.

Part of the Archives for the History of Quantum Physics oral history collection, which includes tapes and transcripts of oral history interviews conducted with ca. 100 atomic and quantum physicists. Subjects discuss their family backgrounds, how they became interested in physics, their educations, people who influenced them, their careers including social influences on the conditions of research, and the state of atomic, nuclear, and quantum physics during the period in which they worked. Discussions of scientific matters relate to work that was done between approximately 1900 and 1930, with an emphasis on the discovery and interpretations of quantum mechanics in the 1920s. Also prominently mentioned are: Henri Abram, Edmond H. Bauer, George D. Birkhoff, Bouasse, Marcel Brillouin, Louis de Broglie, Maurice de Broglie, Jean Cabannes, Marie Curie, Pierre Curie, Paul Ehrenfest, Albert Einstein, Charles Fabry, Paul Langevin, Hendrik Antoon Lorentz, Jean Perrin, Henri Poincaré, Arnold Sommerfeld; Collège de France, Ecole Normale Supèrieure, Ecole Polytechnique, Institut Henri Poincaré, Universität München, and Université de Paris.

Sound recordings: 2 7-inch sound reels (ca. 2.5 hrs.), 2 sessions.Transcript: 24 p.

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