Oral history interview with Fernando Vila 1997

Oral history interview with Fernando Vila 1997

 

 

Name:
Vila, Fernando (Interviewee); Levin, Tanya (Interviewer)
Title:
Oral history interview with Fernando Vila 1997
Abstract:
Childhood: Mendoza, Argentina; grammar and secondary school education; engineering degree, University of Buenos Aires, 1938, and post-graduate studies in geophysics, Institute de Petroleo, 1939: teachers, courses, field and lab work; impact of World War II; employment with government oil company Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales: instrument development and descriptions; International Geophysical Year, 1957: geophysical lab work on a Lamont Geological Observatory [Lamont] Vema cruise; Guggenheim Fellow at Lamont, 1959-1962: gypsum relief maps of ocean floor topography, social life; funding issues for Argentinean scientists; reflections on family and colleagues.
Collection Name:
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory oral history collection
Subjects:
Vila, Fernando; Columbia University; Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory; Vema (Ship)
Format:
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre:
Interviews
Date:
1997
Note (Biographical):
Engineer.
Note:
Interviewed by Tanya Levin on August 23, 1997.
Note (Provenance):
Fernando Vila, Gift 1999
Language:
English
Library Location:
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record:
13583274
Digital Project:
Time Based Media
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-9sag-db55