Memories, ca. 1984.


Welton, Theodore Allen, 1918-. Memories, ca. 1984.

Memories, ca. 1984.

An amusingly-written and obviously fond account of the influence of Richard Feynman on Welton's life, beginning with their undergraduate years at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Also covers courses given by Julius Stratton, Philip Morse, George Harrison, Nat Frank, and books he and Feynman read together; Welton's graduate work at the University of Illinois until his recruitment--due to Feynman's requisition--for the Los Alamos project during World War II, where he worked in Feynman's group with Julius Ashkin, Fred Reines, and Richard Erlich under Hans Bethe; and Welton's decision to follow Victor Weisskopf back to Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The latter half of the manuscript focuses largely on work at Los Alamos with Edward Teller, Hans Bethe, Feynman, and others.

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