Oral history interview with Samuel Katz 1997

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; discovery 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
Digital Project:
Time Based Media
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-rmcy-4912