Discussion includes childhood and education; his interest in physics and graduate school at Cornell; war work at Los Alamos; reaction to Trinity an
Topics discussed include: John Jefferies's family background and education in Western Australia, 1925-1942; undergraduate studies at the University
Childhood in Cleveland, 1902-1919; interest in mechanical things and in physics, Joseph Valasek's influence.
Life and career to 1965.
Early life and family background in Pittsburgh; elementary and secondary education in Germantown Friends School.
Born in Russia 1905, childhood in Japan; early education in Japan and in Shanghai; undergraduate and graduate studies at University of Berlin from
Postgraduate work at University of Chicago; early work in spectroscopy using the Fabry-Perot interferometer; studies of e/m and hydrogen fine struc