Oral history interview with Samuel Katz 1997

 

Name
Katz, Samuel (Interviewee)
Doel, Ronald (Interviewer)
Levin, Tanya (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with Samuel Katz 1997
Abstract
Childhood: son of diamond merchant, Berlin, Germany; Antwerp, Belgium; the Bronx, New York; City College of New York, physics, 1939-1941; University of Michigan, physics, 1941-1943; research at radiation lab, University of Michigan, 1943-1945; Columbia University, physics, 1945-1947; cruise to Cuba, seismology readings, 1953; association with Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory [Lamont], 1950; discove ry of third layer in ocean floor; doctoral thesis on marine refraction seismology, 1953; icesheet and seismology research, Lake Superior; pressures research, Stanford Research Institute, 1953-1955; professor and chairman, department of geophysics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute [RPI], 1956; reminiscences of colleagues.
Collection Name
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory oral history collection
Subjects
Seismology--Research; Katz, Samuel; Columbia University; Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Date
1997
Note (Biographical)
Professor, geophysicist.
Note
Interviewed by Ronald Doel and Tanya Levin on May 14, 1997.
Note (Provenance)
Samuel Katz, Gift 1998
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
13573003
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-rmcy-4912
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.