Oral history interview with Victor Frederick Weisskopf, 1975 January 31.


Weisskopf, Victor Frederick, 1908-2002. Oral history interview with Victor Frederick Weisskopf, 1975 January 31.

Oral history interview with Victor Frederick Weisskopf, 1975 January 31.

Attempts by Weisskopf, Szilard, and others to impose secrecy on fission research in early 1939; telegram to Hans von Halban, Jr.; description of Halban's father, chemist Hans von Halban, whom Weisskopf knew well at Zurich in the 1930s; comments on life in Zurich during the 1930s. Problems of a refugee in the Manhattan Project.


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