In this interview Ray Kidder discusses topics such as: Atomic Energy Commission; Lawrence Livermore Laboratory; California Institute of Technology
Berkeley Radiation Laboratory; Laurence Livermore National Laboratory; Manhattan Project; classification and declassification issues; use of comput
Laser work at Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratory (AFCRL) (Rudolph Bradbury); early work on ruby lasers (Charles H.
Korean war spurs formation of study group at Princeton University (John A. Wheeler) for military research, 1951.
Family background, education, and development of interest in physics; experience at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, absorbs prevailing polit
This interview was conducted as part of a project to study the history of laser research.
Le Levier discusses his family background and education; his work at the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory; the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory; Rand Cor
In this interview, John Foster discusses the impact of the JASON Group.
Boyer, former head of the laser division at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, discusses the origins of the Los Alamos Laser Program, the influenc
Use of early computers in statistical mechanics; the development of the Monte Carlo method and his role in the invention of molecular dynamics simu