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Document Details


Title: Charles L. Critchfield
Local code: OH 134
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Charles Babbage Institute
Collection: Charles Babbage Institute Oral History Program
Description: The interview mainly concerns John von Neumann, whom Critchfield knew through his thesis advisor, Edward Teller, and through his work at Aberdeen and Los Alamos. It describes von Neumann's work on shaped charges; his work at the Ballistics Research Laboratory in Aberdeen, Maryland and his interactions there with Robert Kent; and his consulting work at Los Alamos, especially on the implosion device.
Extent: 9 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=95
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1987 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Critchfield, Charles Louis, 1910-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1910
Speaker occupation: Electrical engineer
Age at speaking: 77
Document location: Los Alamos, NM
Document date: 29-May-1987
Interviewer: Aspray, William
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Computer software; Electric engineering; Engineering; Information technology; North America; Oral history; Software engineering; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0023930-25468