Oral history interview with Frank Herman, 1982 June 17.

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Herman, Frank, 1926-. Oral history interview with Frank Herman, 1982 June 17.

Oral history interview with Frank Herman, 1982 June 17.

Herman's scientific career from his early education through a Ph. D. at Columbia University and his work at the RCA David Sarnoff Research Center from 1949 to 1961. Numerical calculation of the band structures of diamond, silicon and germanium, using Conyers Herring's OPW method. Also prominently mentioned are: Henry Michael Foley, Conyers Herring, George E. Kimball, Arnold Moore, Dwight O. North, Fred Rose, Fred Rosi, Frederick Seitz; Bell Telephone Laboratories, International Business Machines Corporation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Radio Corporation of America.

Transcript, 25 p.

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