Physics in Perspective

, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 184–196

A Conversation with Frank Press

Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00016-003-0204-9

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Goodstein, J.R. Phys. perspect. (2004) 6: 184. doi:10.1007/s00016-003-0204-9


Geophysicist Frank Press was director of Caltech’s Seismological Laboratory from 1957 to 1965. In this interview, he recalls his work with Maurice Ewing at Columbia’s Lamont Geological Observatory; his directorship of Caltech’s Seismological Laboratory and colleagues Charles Richter, Beno Gutenberg, and Hugo Benioff; his work on the free oscillations of the earth; and his part in establishing the worldwide network of seismographs for the detection of nuclear weapons testing.

Frank PressCaltechseismologygeophysicsRobert P. SharpCharles RichterBeno GutenbergHugo BenioffMaurice EwingLamont Observatoryearthquakesnuclear weapons testing

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University Archives 015A-74California Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA