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  1. Interview with Pol Duwez

    Duwez, Duwez P
    An interview in seven sessions, April 1979, with Pol Duwez, professor emeritus of applied physics in the Division of Engineering and Applied Science. Recollections of his childhood in Mons, Belgium, during the German occupation in World War I. Educated at the School of Mines in Mons and the University of Brussels, where Auguste Piccard was one of his professors. Comes to Caltech in 1933 as a research fellow, working with Theodore von Kármán and Fritz Zwicky on the plasticity of metallic crystals. Comments on interest of R. A. Millikan and Piccard on cosmic rays. Returns to Belgium, 1935, to become director...
    (application/pdf) - 29-ago-2017

  2. Interview with Ahmed Zewail

    Zewail, Ahmed
    Interview in seven sessions (June-November 2015) with Ahmed Zewail, Linus Pauling Professor of Chemistry and professor of physics, and 1999 Nobel laureate in chemistry. Zewail talks at length about growing up on the banks of the Nile in Desouk, Egypt, describing family and cultural influences, and the interplay of education, politics, and faith during his youth and adolescence. He recalls his early “passion” for knowledge and fascination with science, and the moderate, “intellectually rich” Islam of his day. He talks about his studies at the University of Alexandria (BSc ’67, MSc ’69), the stimulating intellectual and socially tolerant environment there,...
    (application/pdf) - 29-ago-2017

  3. Interview with Gerald J. Wasserburg

    Wasserburg, Gerald J.
    An interview in four sessions, in April and May 1995, with Gerald J. Wasserburg, John D. MacArthur Professor of Geology and Geophysics, emeritus, in the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences. After a stint in the U. S. Army, Dr. Wasserburg matriculated at Rutgers University, then the University of Chicago (BS 1951); graduate school at Chicago (MS 1952; PhD 1954). He joined the Caltech faculty as assistant professor of geology in 1955, becoming full professor in 1963 and MacArthur Professor in 1982. In this wide-ranging interview, he discusses growing up in New Jersey during the Depression, his early interest in...
    (application/pdf) - 29-ago-2017

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