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Oral history interview with Herbert F. York,

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  • "Family history and early education, work on cloud chamber at University of Rochester; graduate work at University of California at Berkeley on R-1 apparatus, 1943; colleagues Frank Oppenheimer, Fred Schmidt, Lester Van Atta. At Oak Ridge National Laboratory with Ernest Lawrence, work on graphite-uranium reactor design; political views about World War II, effect of war on Lab. Return to graduate studies at Berkeley, work on 60-inch and 184-inch cyclotrons, work on time separation of isotopes, pair production detectors, neutral mesons work with Burton J. Moyer, thesis on end-piece scattering with Emilio Segrè, relationships with Segrè, Robert Serber, Edwin McMillan; Moyer; elaboration of the time base separation device to improve efficiency of the Calutron for uranium with Lawrence; involvement in choosing site in Operation Greenhouse, 1951; Lawrence's political character and the political climate of science administration, the "oath controversy." Co-director with Hugh Bradner of Measurement Project conducting diagnostic experiments on the George Test at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory planning by Edward Teller, Lawrence, Enrico Fermi, and Richard Garwin; the Materials Testing Accelerator (MTA) creation, re-design and failure under auspices of California Research Corporation; involvement in neutron yield experiments, MTA site later turned into Livermore Laboratory, 1952; decision to open Livermore Lab; effect of the."

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