Testing klystrons at Wright Field for blind landing, at request of Wilmer L.
Family background and early education; studying chemistry at Occidental College.
Born in London 1910; Childhood in Palo Alto, California; undergraduate at UCLA, Caltech, graduate school MIT (Slater, thesis advisor); 1936 to Bell
Early influences and education; A.B. from Willamette University in physics and math, 1926; fellowship and M.A.
Background and family, hobbies and high school education, premonitions about science; studies and state of science at Pennsylvania State University
Born in Oregon 1912, entered Purdue University, 1932, studying solid state physics, teaching assistant work with Lothar Nordheim on crystal structu
Topics discussed include: family background, early education, his work at Bell Labs and General Electric, transistors, lasers, silicon, John Bardee
Hill's connections with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Radiation Laboratory during World War II.
In this interview, Edward N.