Physics in Perspective

, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 282–317

A Conversation with Robert F. Christy – Part I


DOI: 10.1007/s00016-006-0270-x

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Lippincott, S. Phys. perspect. (2006) 8: 282. doi:10.1007/s00016-006-0270-x


Robert F. Christy, Institute Professor of Theoretical Physics Emeritus at Caltech, recalls his childhood in British Columbia; his undergraduate years at the University of British Columbia; his graduate work with J. Robert Oppenheimer at Berkeley; and his work on the Manhattan Project, first with Enrico Fermi at the Metallurgical Laboratory of the University of Chicago and then as a member of the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos.


Herbert AndersonHans A. BetheEnrico FermiRichard P. FeynmanWilliam A. FowlerJoseph KellerShuichi KusakaWillis LambCharles LauritsenTommy LauritsenErnest O. LawrenceJohn ManleyEdwin McMillanPhilip MorrisonJ. Robert OppenheimerJulian SchwingerRobert SerberEmilio SegréRichard C. TolmanJohn von NeumannEugene WignerLos AlamosManhattan Projectmesonsnuclear reactors

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute Archives 015A-74Caltech, PasadenaUSA