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