Early life and family interests in Holland; study at the Rijksuniversiteit te Utrecht; courses in mathematics, physics and astronomy; move to Rijks
Recollections of family background and early schooling in Holland; interest in science and influence of C.
Origins of interest in nuclear physics when Gamow came to Gottingen and wrote his alpha radioactivity paper.
This interview was conducted as part of the Archives for the History of Quantum Physics project, which includes tapes and transcripts of oral histo
Brief interview concentrating on early life in Utrecht; training at the University of Utrecht and physics from Orenstein; Minnaert’s influence and
Early education at Università di Pavia and Collegio Ghislieri; political involvement in the post-liberation years; experience in Holland (Utrecht a
University of Bristol (1957-1961); work on electron beams and flux in a magnetic field with Yack Aharonov; work on plasmas and the separation of th
A short interview centering on training at Leiden; recollections of teachers -- Oort, van de Hulst, Osterhoff; growth of Dutch radio astronomy; pre