Oral history interview with Vera Kistiakowsky, 1976 April 27 to September 1.

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Kistiakowsky, Vera. Oral history interview with Vera Kistiakowsky, 1976 April 27 to September 1.

Oral history interview with Vera Kistiakowsky, 1976 April 27 to September 1.

Childhood, family; father's career and fame; early education in Massachusetts and Pittsburgh, PA; early interest in chemistry and medicine; undergraduate at Mt. Holyoke (premed and chemistry). Graduate school University of California at Berkeley, Ph. D. in Chemistry (promethium isotopes); switch to nuclear physics; postdoctoral studies with Luis Alvarez. Research Associate at Columbia University 1954-1959 (Professor Chien-Shiung Wu). Brandeis University, 1959-1963, joining a high energy group involved with MIT; MIT Laboratory for Nuclear Science from 1963 (Irwin Press); bubble chamber workA︣rgonne National Lab, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center; photoproduction and counter experiments. Professor of Physics 1972, studies in pi-plus p interactions at 147 GeV. Commitment to feminism leads to extensive involvement in women's issuese︣specially women in science; comments on marriage and children; discussion of career (for women). Organizational affiliations and activities on a wide variety of issues, discussion of the ISIS bubble chamber experiment. Feelings on life and career, future, failure of expectations.

Transcript, 232 p.

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