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A Physicist for All Seasons: Part I (2013)


The first part of this interview covers Frank Oppenheimer's childhood, family background, and early education in New York City; his deep lifelong bond to his older brother Robert; his undergraduate years at Johns Hopkins University (1930-1933); his stays at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, England, and at the University of Florence, Italy (1933-1935); his graduate studies at the California Institute of Technology (1935-1939); his postdoctoral assistantship at Stanford University (1939-1941); and the frequent summers he spent in New Mexico with his brother, family, and friends


Description An interview with Frank Oppenheimer on his childhood, family background, and early education in New York City.

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Authors & Contributors
Khan, Sal
David N. Schwartz
Alberto Bentoglio
Zangwill, Andrew
Williams, Kelsey Jackson
Walling, Olivia Weaver
Physics in Perspective
Seventeenth Century
History of Psychology
History of Physics Newsletter
Historical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences
The Bridge: Journal of the National Academy of Engineering
Pi Press
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
Henry Holt
Harvard University Press
Atomic, nuclear, and particle physics
Nuclear weapons; atomic weapons
Manhattan Project
Oppenheimer, J. Robert
Fowler, William A.
Weiner, Charles Irwin
Teller, Edward
Lawrence, Ernest Orlando
Kohn, Walter
Time Periods
20th century
20th century, early
20th century, late
21st century
19th century
17th century
United States
Berkeley (California, U.S.)
Milan (Italy)
California Institute of Technology
Khan Academy
Niels Bohr Library
Project Vista
University of California, Berkeley
Carnegie Institute of Technology

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