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Title Reminiscences of Norman Ramsey : oral history, 1960

 

Author Ramsey, Norman, 1915-2011. Physicist 
Title Reminiscences of Norman Ramsey : oral history, 1960.
Safford, Joan Bainbridge, interviewer.
Transcript: 358 Pages.
Originally dictated onto 3  tapes then this was  transcribed.

Gift of the Family

Summary and Keywords
Education, Columbia; Depression; Cambridge University, England; research with I.I. Rabi, Enrico Fermi; National Defense Research Committee radiation laboratory; Massuchusetts Institute of Technology; England, 1941; security problems; radar; Manhattan Project, 1943; Los Alamos; discussions on use of bomb and possible targets; Trinity test; Tinian; estimates of damage, Hiroshima; Brookhaven; Harvard; Congressional investigations; Harold Velde and Joseph McCarthy hearings; area rule; appearance on "Meet the Press," subsequent meeting with Senator McCarthy; contempt citations; Kamen trial; Robert Oppenheimer case; Gray Board; science adviser, North Atlantic Treaty Organization; impressions of General Leslie Groves, Admiral Lewis L. Strauss, Edward Teller.
 
Copyright by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1980. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for 
Interviewed by Joan Bainbridge Safford.
Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part IV, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Subject topics
Ramsey, Norman, 1915-2011.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
Manhattan Project (U.S.)
Physicists > Interviews.
Nuclear physics.
Nuclear weapons.
World War, 1939-1945 > Science.
Internal security > United States.
United States > Politics and government > 1945-1989.

 

 

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