Family background, early education and interests; undergraduate at Sacramento Junior College and University of California, Berkeley; first independ
Second session deals mainly with science policy and science advising in the United States and Europe after World War II.
Early interest in science; training in physics and graduate work at Johns Hopkins, courses, books ,seminars,informal atmosphere,1927-33; summer wor
This interview centers around a discussion of Henry Norris Russell, and his influences as Director of the Princeton University Observatory.
Korean war spurs formation of study group at Princeton University (John A. Wheeler) for military research, 1951.
Early life and family origins; Phillips Andover Academy; teachers; Andover and Max Millikan; early interest in astronomy; methodology of science; u
Slater leaves Harvard University for Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1930 (Karl Compton) to build up Physics Department there; work on qua
Early career in the United States Geological Survey (USGS); Atomic Energy Commission-sponsored surveys of uranium deposits in the western United St