Oral history interview with Thomas D. Aitken 1997

 

Name
Aitken, Thomas D (Interviewee)
Doel, Ronald (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with Thomas D. Aitken 1997
Abstract
Childhood: born Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, son of civil engineer, schoolteacher; Dartmouth University: undergraduate work in chemistry, 1952-1955; United States Army: Signal Corps, 1955-1957; Columbia University: School of General Studies, B.S., geology, 1959-1961; association with Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory [LDEO], 1961-1994: multiple voyages at sea aboard Vema, Robert D. Conrad, re search with Argentine geologists, promotion to chief scientist aboard sea cruises, development of seismological instrumentation, computers, supervision of data reduction and interpretation; reminiscences of colleagues.
Collection Name
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory oral history collection
Subjects
Seismology--Research; Aitken, Thomas D; Columbia University; Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Date
1997
Note (Biographical)
Geophysicist.
Note
Interviewed by Ronald Doel on March 27 and December 22, 1997.
Note (Provenance)
Thomas D. Aitken, Gift 1998
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
13571944
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-aygq-8z66
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.