This interview was done in the interest of compiling a history of the Harvard University Physics Department in the mid-20th century. Dr.
Early life in Illinois; B.S. from Purdue University under Karl Lark-Horovitz, 1929-1933. Visit to Technische Hochschule in Karlsruhe.
Early life, childhood interests; undergraduate at Furman University, South Carolina; B.A., 1917, M.A., 1918; Johns Hopkins University, 1923; optics
Piore's involvement in science research policies; establishment of the Office of Naval Research and its relationship with institutions such as the
In this interview, Melba Phillips discusses: Bryn Mawr College; group theory; Oppenheimer-Phillips process; Maria Goeppert-Mayer; teaching physics;
Family background, childhood and education up through college, all in Indiana; her graduate study, first at Battle Creek College (M.A.), then at th
Family background and early education in Hungary (Ferenc von Kármán).
A short biographical study dealing with the origins of his family; his upbringing and influences upon him leading him first to engineering and phys