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 account of family background and childhood; education: Stanford University from 1922; Munich spring and summer 1926 (Sommerfeld and Wentzel);
Family background; education at Tubigen Univ.; Schrodinger Theory thesis at Univ. of Munich (1927), influence of Sommerfeld, Heisenberg.
Interview covers Nordheim’s life and career to 1976. Topics include family background, education at Hamburg, Munich, and Gottingen (grad.
Work with the Auer Society on rare earths, luminescence, and radiation; an "invitation" to go to Russia in 1945 and work on uranium metal productio