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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Isidor Isaac Rabi
RLIN number: NXCP87-A151
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Childhood and education, New York City; early interest and experiments in physical sciences; Cornell and first awareness of physics; return to New York City; Brooklyn Study Circle and intellectual ferment of the 1920s; dissertation, early papers; Europe 1927-29, especially Copenhagen and Hamburg; Columbia 1929 on; activity in theoretical and experimental physics; quantum theory, complementarity; students. Impressions of many scientists, including Niels Bohr, Wolfgang Pauli, Robert Oppenheimer.
Extent: Transcript: 130 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Closed. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1962 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Rabi, Isidor Isaac, 1898-1988
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1898
Speaker occupation: Physicist
Age at speaking: 64
Document date: 1962
Interviewer: Krieger, Morris; Land, Barbara
Organizations discussed: Columbia University, New York, NY
Locations discussed: New York; New York, NY; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Columbia University, New York, NY; New York; New York, NY; North America; Physicists; Physics; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Rabi, I.I. (Isidor Isaac), 1898-1988
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017397-12840