Astrophysics

Interviewed by: 
David DeVorkin
Interview date: 
Wednesday, 9 February 1983
Location: 
National Air and Space Museum

This interview examines Martin Harwit's tenure as a physicist at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), his time as a National Science Foundation fel

Interviewed by: 
Norriss S. Hetherington
Interview date: 
Thursday, 3 June 1976
Location: 
Tucson, Arizona

Family, early education, attendance at University of California at Berkeley, 1924-1928, and change to major in astronomy. Influence of William F.

Interviewed by: 
David DeVorkin
Interview date: 
Friday, 29 April 1977
Location: 
Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Family history and educational background; undergraduate degree from University of California Los Angeles (1924-1927); PhD from University of Calif

Interviewed by: 
David DeVorkin
Interview date: 
Tuesday, 14 September 1982
Location: 
Space Science and Exploration Department, National Air and Space Museum

This interview reviews Westphal's family background, education, and early employment at the Seismograph Service Corporation and at Sinclair Researc

Interviewed by: 
David DeVorkin
Interview date: 
Thursday, 12 August 1982
Location: 
Westphal's office, California Institute of Technology

This interview reviews Westphal's family background, education, and early employment at the Seismograph Service Corporation and at Sinclair Researc

Interviewed by: 
David DeVorkin
Interview date: 
Monday, 9 August 1982
Location: 
Westphal's office, California Institute of Technology

This interview reviews Westphal's family background, education, and early employment at the Seismograph Service Corporation and at Sinclair Researc

Interviewed by: 
David DeVorkin
Interview date: 
Wednesday, 21 June 1978
Location: 
Falls Road, Bethany, Connecticut

Early life and family interests in Holland; study at the Rijksuniversiteit te Utrecht; courses in mathematics, physics and astronomy; move to Rijks

Interviewed by: 
David DeVorkin
Interview date: 
Friday, 23 September 1977
Location: 
Falls Road, Bethany, Connecticut

Early life and family interests in Holland; study at the Rijksuniversiteit te Utrecht; courses in mathematics, physics and astronomy; move to Rijks

Interviewed by: 
Karl Hufbauer
Interview date: 
Tuesday, 18 April 1978
Location: 
Starnberg, Germany

Background information, early interest in stars; meets Werner Heisenberg in Copenhagen and Berlin, 1927; studies at Universitat Berlin, 1929; Heise

Interviewed by: 
David DeVorkin
Interview date: 
Friday, 22 July 1977
Location: 
Vasilevskis' home, Palo Alto, California

General interview dealing with early life in Latvia before World War I; the University of Latvia in Rega; assistant in astronomy at Rega in 1928 an

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