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Document Details


Title: Eugene P. Wigner
Local code: OH 130
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Charles Babbage Institute
Collection: Charles Babbage Institute Oral History Program
Description: Wigner talks about his association with John von Neumann during their school years in Hungary. He discusses their graduate studies in Berlin and their appointments to Princeton in 1930. Wigner discusses von Neumann's contributions to the theory of quantum mechanics, Wigner's own work in this area, and von Neumann's interest in the application of theory to the atomic bomb project.
Extent: 17 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=25
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1987 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1902
Speaker occupation: Engineer; Professor
Age at speaking: 85
Document location: Princeton, NJ
Document date: 12-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: OHI0024075-25623