Recollections of family background and early schooling in Holland; interest in science and influence of C.
Growing up during World War II; early interest in astronomy; undergraduate studies in Groningen, Holland.
Early years in Holland and attraction to astronomy; education at Groningen (1946-1949) and at Leiden under Oort (1949-1956); life at Hale Observato
Discussion of Oort's family background and childhood interest in astronomy.
This interview was conducted as part of the Archives for the History of Quantum Physics project, which includes tapes and transcripts of oral histo
Interview discusses, not in chronological order: early home life and schooling; undergraduate at Leiden, influence of Paul Ehrenfest, Jan H.