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Seidel, Robert W.

Overview
Works: 31 works in 86 publications in 4 languages and 1,097 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Patents  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QC789.2.U62, 539.7072079467
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert W Seidel
Lawrence and his laboratory : a history of the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory by J. L Heilbron( Book )

19 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawrence and his laboratory : nuclear science at Berkeley by J. L Heilbron( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wissen und Wissensvermittlung im 18. Jahrhundert : Beiträge zur Sozialgeschichte der Naturwissenschaften zur Zeit der Aufklärung( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in German and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los Alamos and the development of the atomic bomb by Robert W Seidel( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in Japanese and English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Klappentext: How did a small group of people transplanted to a tiny, isolated community in the mountains of northern New Mexico organize to conceive a weapon that would forever change the world? And how did the Los Alamos National Laboratory come to be located on Los Alamos? This history traces the movers and shakers who developed the atomic bomb at Los Alamos, New Mexico, during World War II
Physics research in California : the rise of a leading sector in American physics by Robert W Seidel( )

12 editions published between 1978 and 1984 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

College of Science and Engineering : the Institute of Technology years (1935-2010)( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral history interview with Keith Boyer by Keith Boyer( )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boyer, former head of the laser division at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, discusses the origins of the Los Alamos Laser Program, the influence of Air Force Weapons Laboratory (AFWL) High-energy Laser Program on his own program, the connection with his earlier nuclear rocket propulsion studies; Abraham Hertzberg's proposal of the gasdynamic laser concept and his visit to Los Alamos to discuss laser fusion. Los Alamos' growing interest in laser fusion in the 1960s, their awareness of Ray Kidder's work at Livermore, the three-pronged approach to laser fusion taken at Los Alamos, the development of interest in chemical lasers with AFWL support; in glass lasers; carbon dioxide laser fusion work; development of the electron-beam CO2 laser and patent dispute with AVCO; the Division of Military Application interest in isotope separation and weapons simulation; comparison with the Livermore program; molecular isotope separation program at Los Alamos vs. Livermore and Exxon Nuclear exploration of the atomic vapor process; influence of Basov & Aleksandr Prokhorov's work and others on Boyer's group; technical problems of compressing thermonuclear fuel; electron attachment instability; problem of the wavelength effect; computer codes and modeling; laser fusion target design; laser system designs; frequency conversion work for isotope separation; large CO lasers at Los Alamos; self-oscillation and target reflection problems in them; resonator optics of large CO2 laser; Helios Design; Antares design; Boyer's High Energy Laser Review Group participation and the contrast between Dept. of Defense and Dept. of Energy research and development policy. Also prominently mentioned are: Keith Brueckner, Fenstermacher, Dale B. Henderson, Arthur Kantrowitz, Moshe Luben, Phil Mace, H.N. Maxwell, Ray Mjolsness, Dick Morse and John Nuckolls
Oral history interview with Charles H. Townes by Charles H Townes( )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research on nonlinear optics at MIT, 1962-1967. Other laser research in MIT period. Responsibilities as Vice-President and Director of Research at Institute for Defense Analysis (IDA), 1959-1961. Interest at IDA and ARPA in lasers and laser weaponry. Contemporary evaluations of Robert Dicke's superradiance paper. Townes' change of research field from nonlinear optics to radio astronomy in the late 1960s
Oral history interview with Carlisle Martin Stickley by Carlisle Martin Stickley( )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laser work at Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratory (AFCRL) (Rudolph Bradbury); early work on ruby lasers (Charles H. Townes, John Howard); Department of Defense (DOD) high-energy laser program; Steve Harris and Anthony DeMaria; optical masers and phased array lasers; CO2 laser at Avco-Everett; reform of service laboratories (Peter Schweitzer), 1960s; laser color centers and pump light attenuation (application to rangefinders); interaction with Office of Naval Research; spinoffs of laser research. Laser damage studies at AFCRL (q-switching), instigated by Peter Avizonis and Art Guenther; Raman light (R.K. Chang), development of Optical Parametric Oscillators; simulated Brillouin scattering (George Wolga); tunable laser work (Tony Siegman, Steve Harris); Avco Gas Dynamic Laser (GDL); Erlan Bliss and Dave Milam; Stickley replaced by Howard Schlossberg; dispersion of laser damage group; transfer of laser glass and damage experience to DOE-Livermore. Moves to Defense Advance Research Projects Agency (DARPA); Glenn Sherwood, Maurice Sinnot, Ed Gerry, David Mann, Steve Lukasik; Laser Window Program; DARPA interdisciplinary materials science program; Chemical Laser Damage Program (J.A. Harrington). Joins the Department of Energy (DOE) and its laser fusion program; politics and recruitment; Lawrence Livermore Laboratory vs. Los Alamos National Laboratory; DOD vs DOE laboratories. The Strategic Defense Initiative; moves to Battelle Memorial Institute
Oral history interview with James G. Wilson by James G Wilson( )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilson's training and naval background; Early ONR Laser R & D unknown to him; learns of the AVCO/Hughes laser program; visits to AVCO-Everett Research Laboratories and his impressions of Arthur Kantrowitz; decision to invest in gas dynamic laser development; awareness of the Triservice Laser (TSL) Study; David Mann's management of the Eighth Card Program; the poor relationships between the Navy and the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA); Wilson writes an Advanced Development Objective for a High Energy Laser program in the Navy; The Triservice Laser Program is established; planning the Chesapeake Bay Navy Triservice Laser; Navy Contract funds for laser developemnt; Service Coordination; PMO-405 established; following the carbon monoxide laser development at Northrup; building the Chesapeake Bay TSL Site; Walt Sooy and the organization of the Laser Technology Program Office; the Fleet Defense Module; Science Applications Inc., and systems support for the Navy HEL Program; shift to the chemical laser; success of the Baseline Demonstration Laser; carbon monoxide laser not a serious alternative; dealing with safety considerations; the sinking of the Coastal Crusader; the Navy philosophy of test bed development and a comparision with the Strategic Defense Initiative; systems engineering; the engineering staff of PMO-405; The DOD High Energy Laser Review Group; results of damage study; pulsed laser work: Thumper, Big Bang, Big Big Bang, Pulsed chemical laser; adaptive optics; reflections on the Navy High Energy Laser Program & its bureaucratic difficulties; transfer of PMO-405 to Al Skolnick; Sooy leaves NRL
A history of the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory by J. L Heilbron( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Oral history interview with Cuthbert Corwin Hurd by Cuthbert Corwin Hurd( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hurd discusses his work with IBM's Applied Science Department
Oral history interview with Neal R. Amundson by Neal R Amundson( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

After he briefly describes his education in chemistry and mathematics in the 1940s, Amundson discusses his leadership of the Dept. of Chemical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. He describes his decision to hire non-traditional chemical engineering theoreticians since the department had little research funding. In this context, he relates the circumstances under which Rutherford Aris joined the department. Amundson outlines the rivalry between the two mathematics departments on campus and discusses his role in combining them in the early 1960s. He briefly describes the Dept. of Chemical Engineering's extensive use of the campus computing equipment--the REAC, IBM 602A, UNIVAC 1103, and CDC 1604--and elaborates on his role in procuring and scheduling use of the equipment. Amundson concludes with a brief summary of the department's achievements under his leadership. Green and Aronson make occasional comments on the Dept. of Chemical Engineering during the course of the interview
The origins of academic physics research in California : a study of interdisciplinary dynamics in institutional growth : by Robert W Seidel( )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

From factory to farm : dissemination of computing in high-energy physics by Robert W Seidel( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Accelerating science : The postwar transformation of the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory by Robert W Seidel( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The golden jubilees of Lawrence Berkeley and Los Alamos national laboratories by Robert W Seidel( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

From factory to farm : Dissemination of computing in high-energy physics by Robert W Seidel( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The national laboratories of the Atomic Energy Commission in the earl Cold War by Robert W Seidel( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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