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Weiner, Charles

Works: 122 works in 374 publications in 3 languages and 2,952 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Biographies  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Programmed instructional materials  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
Classifications: QC16.O62, B
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Most widely held works about Charles Weiner
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Most widely held works by Charles Weiner
Robert Oppenheimer, letters and recollections by J. Robert Oppenheimer( Book )

20 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in English and Italian and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of twentieth century physics by Società italiana di fisica( Book )

28 editions published between 1977 and 1982 in 4 languages and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legacy of George Ellery Hale; evolution of astronomy and scientific institutions, in pictures and documents by Helen Wright( Book )

12 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Structural communications and the teacher of English by Charles Lamar Thompson( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Da Harvard a Hiroshima : lettere e ricordi by J. Robert Oppenheimer( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and Italian and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Henry's lectures on natural philosophy : teaching and research in physics, 1832-1847 by Charles Weiner( Book )

3 editions published between 1965 and 1977 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral history interview with Robert Serber, 1996 November 26 by R Serber( )

6 editions published between 1967 and 1974 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pre-World War II relations with Japanese physicists, Sagane at Berkeley, 1937; the first bomb, decision to drop bombs and feelings about doing so, messages to Sagane dropped by planes over Japan; postwar visit to Hiroshima and Nagasaki to record bomb damage, contacts with Nishina and other Japanese scientists; Davis' speech on occasion of Roosevelt's death, return to Los Alamos, knowledge of destruction of Japanese cyclotron, political activities concerning civilian or military control of atomic energy, Yukawas' trip to Berkeley, Serber's 1959 visit to Japan, Office of Naval Research denial of clearance for 1952 Conference on Theoretical Physics
Michael Faraday: an exhibit at the Rockefeller University, December 26, 1967-January 6, 1968 by Charles Weiner( Book )

2 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How the transistor emerged by Charles Weiner( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral history interview with Frederick Vinton Hunt by Frederick V Hunt( )

4 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life and career to 1965. Childhood and high school years, 1905-1920; undergraduate life and education at Ohio State University, 1920-1925; graduate work at Harvard University, 1925-1932; realization of his place in physics; research and problems with doctoral thesis; research on architectural acoustics and reflections on his teaching at Harvard, 1932-1945; cascade and frequency meter, relations in department, conflicts between teaching and research function, development of slight weight pickup and side wall support; war work on Navy acoustic mine sweeping project, National Defense Research Committee (NDRC) underwater sound projectr︣ecruitment, management problems, and dismantlement; instigating Navy postwar research in underwater sound; creation of the Engineering Science and Applied Physics department at Harvard, 1946-1965; development of the Acoustical Society of America since 1930s; assessment of his contributions; place of acoustics as a field of study. Also prominently mentioned are: Leo Beranek, John Bouyouvos, Percy Williams Bridgman, Emory Leon Chaffee, James Bryant Conant, Chris Engleman, Harvey Fletcher, William H. Klofan, Theodore Lyman, Philip McCord Morse, G. W. Pierce, Jack A. Pierce, Tim Shea, Alpheus Wilson Smith; Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Undersea Warfare Committee, and United States Navy
Oral history interview with Charles Donald Shane by Charles Donald Shane( )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family ancestry; childhood, education; interests and teachers in grammer and high schools; undergraduate teachers and courses at University of California, Berkeley; B.S., 1915; Lick Fellow, 1916-1917; influence of Campbell and Moore in spectroscopy interest, leading to Ph. D. thesis on the spectra of carbon stars; comments on Campbell, Tucker, Hubble, and Russell; marriage and children; note on teaching positions at Berkeley, serving on university committees; solar spectra work on Fabry-Perot interferometer, 1932; work with F. Spedding in separation of heavy water; contact with R.W. Wood; associates at Mt. Wilson Observatory, Edwin S. Hubble, Harlow Shapley, Walter Adams and Wilhelm Baade; administrator for Manhattan Project, details on project work, personnel, associations with E.O. Lawrence and J.R. Oppenheimer; description of Alamagordo explosion; director of Lick Observatory, 1945-58: comments on staff, staff projects, circumstances of Vasilevskis joining staff, recollections of William Wright, 20-inch telescope program, 150-inch telescope, relation to Berkeley Astronomy Dept., Lick-Mt. Wilson annual conferences, life on Mt. Hamilton; AURA and Kitt Peak Observatory Projet, 1950s; Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory Project; organizing IAU International Meeting at Berkeley; developing astronomy in New Zealand; comments on astronomical societies and organization, recent trends in astronomy, personal politics and sons' careers
Oral history interview with H. R. Crane by H. R Crane( )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family background and early education; early science interests (telegraph and radio transmission), wins American Chemistry Society Contest in high school. Caltech for both undergraduate and graduate studies, 1926-1934, comments on courses, teachers (Richard C. Tolman, Paul Epstein) and fellow students (Chet Carlson, the inventor of Xerox). Joins Charles Lauritsen's group as graduate student (nuclear physics), gets involved in research projects. J. Robert Oppenheimer's interest in their work, Ernest Lawrence's interest and objections to Lauritsen/Crane work on the radiative captive process (Enrico Fermi), Merle Tuve's involvement. Involvement in building machines for the Kellogg Laboratory (Seeley W. Mudd); Ph.D 1934 (The capture of protons by Carbon-12). Accepts offer from University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; planning and building of a high voltage accelerator. Department involvement in applied work (GE, Ford), strong interest in biology; rising biophysics interest in the department. Wartime work. Recruited for MIT's Radiation Laboratory, later involved in Tuve's proximity fuse project; Manhattan District interest. Establishment of Biophysics Lab within Physics Department in Ann Arbor. The Racetrack Synchrotron. Also prominently mentioned are: Carl David Anderson, Ted Berlin, Sir John Cockcroft, John, Sir, Walter Francis Colby, James M. Cork, Leo Delsasso, David Mathias Dennison, William Alfred Fowler, Samuel Abraham Goudsmit, Halpern, Fred Hodges, Lampe, Otto Laporte, Gilbert Newton Lewis, Edwin Mattison McMillan, Harrison McAllister Randall, William Ralph Smythe, Robert Thornton, George Eugène Uhlenbeck, A. E. White, Robley Williams, Ralph Walter Graystone Wyckoff; and Randall Laboratory of University of Michigan
Oral history interview with J. H. Van Vleck by J. H Van Vleck( )

3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Developments in quantum mechanics, familiarity with the old quantum theory; Edwin C. Kemble is his thesis advisor at Harvard University, 1920-1922. Comparison of Harvard and University of Wisconsin; work and collaboration with graduate students and postdocs at Wisconsin. Research work in Europe, 1926 and after; high-frequency paramagnetism. Paramagnetic anisotropy. Teaching at University of Michigan, Stanford University, Columbia University, and Harvard University; 1930 Solvay Congress; discussions of research work and papers, 1920s-1940s; awareness of the development of solid state physics; Linus Pauling and the ligand field theory; teaching responsibilities. War work at the Radio Research Laboratory at Harvard as head of the Theory Group; the many duties on advising and reviewing committees during World War II. Chairman of Physics Department at Harvard, 1945-1949; chairmanships and other official functions during the 1950s, excitement of the renewed interest in ligand field theory (chemists); comments on personal interests
Oral history interview with J. Robert Oppenheimer by J. Robert Oppenheimer( )

3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This interview was conducted as part of the Archives for the History of Quantum Physics project, which includes tapes and transcripts of oral history interviews conducted with circa 100 atomic and quantum physicists. Subjects discuss their family backgrounds, how they became interested in physics, their educations, people who influenced them, their careers including social influences on the conditions of research, and the state of atomic, nuclear, and quantum physics during the period in which they worked. Discussions of scientific matters relate to work that was done between approximately 1900 and 1930, with an emphasis on the discovery and interpretations of quantum mechanics in the 1920s. Also prominently mentioned are: George D. Birkhoff, Niels Henrik David Bohr, Max Born, Percy Williams Bridgman, James Chadwick, Edward Condon, Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac, Paul Ehrenfest, Ralph Fowler, James Franck, Werner Heisenberg, Ernst Pascual Jordan, Edwin Crawford Kemble, Arthur Klock, Hendrik Anthony Kramers, Robert Andrews Millikan, John Von Neumann, Lothar Nordheim, Wolfgang Pauli, T.W. Richards, Ernest Rutherford, Richard Chance Tolman, George Eugène Uhlenbeck, Whitehead, Eugene Paul Wigner; California Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton), Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden, Universität Göttingen, Universität Zurich, and University of California, Berkeley
Oral history interview with George Gamow by George Gamow( )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gamow's involvement with nuclear physics. His later work in astrophysics and his interest in biology. Personal anecdotes about Gamow's childhood in Odessa, student life with Lev Landau and Dmitriy Ivanenko at the University of Leningrad, his fellowship at Göttingen, work in Copenhagen with Niels Bohr, and at University of Cambridge with Ernest Rutherford. Emigration to America in 1934, subsequent work in the United States. Work on penetration barriers, saturation, the beta decay rule, and the nuclear droplet model. Also prominently mentioned are: Hans Albrecht Bethe, Hermann Bondi, Walter Bothe, Maurice de Broglie, James Chadwick, John Cockcroft, Edward Uhler Condon, Francis Crick, Critchfield, Marie Sklodowska Curie, Max Delbrück, Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac, Paul Ehrenfest, Enrico Fermi, James Franck, Alexander Friedman, Barbara Gamow, Thomas Gold, Ronald Gurney, Fred Hoyle, Petr Kapitsa, Krutkow, Ernest Orlando Lawrence, Nikolaivitch Luchnik, Chester Nimitz, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Wolfgang Pauli, Léon Rosenfeld, Dimitri Rozhdestwenski, Martin Schwarzschild, Edward Teller, Merle Antony Tuve, James Watson, John Archibald Wheeler, A.M. Wood; Associacion Venezueliana para Promocion de la Sciencia, University of Cambridge Press, Carlsbergfondet Fellowship, George Washington University, Institut de Physique Solvay, Leningradskii gosudarstvennyi universitet imeni A.A. Zhdanova, Moscow M.V. Lomonosov State University, National Academy of Sciences (U.S.), and Odessa I.I. Mechnikov State University
Oral history interview with Wolfgang Gentner by Wolfgang Gentner( )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early education; studies biophysics at Universität Frankfurt and Kaiser-Wilhelm Institut (Friedrich Dessauer, Rievsky); physics training (Erwin Madelung, Meissner); Dessauer's political troubles. Fellowship to Institut Radium (Marie Curie), 1933; building geiger counters (Frédéric Joliot-Curie); life and staff at Institut (Irene Joliot-Curie, Jean Perrin, Hans von Halban, Peter Preiswerk, Lew Kowarski, Rosenblum); Institut's role in development of nuclear physics (P.M.S. Blackett, Giuseppe Occhialini); first nuclear physics conference in Zurich (Paul Scherrer), 1933; London Conference of 1934 (Max Born, Maurice Goldhaber); F. Joliot-Curie thinking about accelerators and about building a cyclotron (Pierre Weiss); Gentner continues gamma ray work (Lise Meitner). Gentner leaves Institut after Curie's death; fellowship at Institute for Medical Research, Kaiser-Wilhelm Institut, Heidelberg (Walther Bothe), 1935-1938; also lectures at Frankfurt on radioactivity, gamma rays, x-rays, and cosmic rays; builds the first Van der Graaf machine in Germany, 1936; first to use gamma rays to look for nuclear photo effect (Fowler, Lauritsen). Travels to United States to study cyclotrons (James Fisk), 1938; spends several months at University of California, Berkeley (E. O. Lawrence, Donald Cooksey); the fission story (Niels Bohr, J. R. Oppenheimer); calibrating ionization chamber and experimental work in fission; life and pre-war politics at Berkeley and Stanford University (Felix Bloch); visits California Institute of Technology (Fowler, Lauritsen, Max Delbrück); travels to Washington, DC (George Gamow, Edward Teller, Fleming, Merle Tuve); and ends tour in New York City (John R. Dunning, Lawrence, Bohr). Returns to Europe; visits John Cockcroft at University of Cambridge. Returns with wife to Germany in April, 1938; plans for Siemens to build cyclotron in Heidelberg canceled. Sent to Paris to interview F. Joliot-Curie on whereabouts of heavy water, July 1940; private meeting afterwards; works in Paris with F. Joliot-Curie on cyclotron, 1940-1942; returns to Heidelberg to build own cyclotron, 1942-1944. Difficulties of re-establishing nuclear physics in Germany after World War II (Cockcroft, Konrad Adenauer); building up new laboratories; CERN, DESY
Oral history interview with Betty Schultz by Betty Schultz( )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A review of the first twenty-five years of the Niels Bohr Institute from its establishment in 1921 as the Institute for Theoretical Physics. Funding for its erection and expansion; grants and stipends for guest scientists; daily life; effect of the World Wars; Nazi occupation of the Institute in 1943 after Niels Bohr's escape. A number of photographs are looked at and persons identified
Proceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi" by International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi"( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joint symposium of the American Physical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers on history and philosophy of physics by American Physical Society( Recording )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speakers include: Gerald Holton, "Einstein and the Crucial Experiment;" Martin J. Klein, "Bohr, Einstein, and the Wave-Particle Duality;" and Charles Weiner, "The Emigres and American Physics in the 1930s."
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Robert Oppenheimer, letters and recollections
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