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Physics in Perspective

, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 282–317 | Cite as

A Conversation with Robert F. Christy – Part I

  • Sara LippincottEmail author
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Abstract.

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.

Keywords.

Herbert Anderson Hans A. Bethe Enrico Fermi Richard P. Feynman William A. Fowler Joseph Keller Shuichi Kusaka Willis Lamb Charles Lauritsen Tommy Lauritsen Ernest O. Lawrence John Manley Edwin McMillan Philip Morrison J. Robert Oppenheimer Julian Schwinger Robert Serber Emilio Segré Richard C. Tolman John von Neumann Eugene Wigner Los Alamos Manhattan Project mesons nuclear reactors 

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© Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel 2006

Authors and Affiliations

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

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