Oral history interview with Thomas D. Aitken 1997

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, research 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
Digital Project:
Time Based Media
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-aygq-8z66