Oral history interview with Jack E. Oliver 1997

 

Name
Oliver, J. E. (Jack Ertle), 1923-2011 (Interviewee)
Doel, Ronald (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with Jack E. Oliver 1997
Abstract
Childhood, Massillon, Ohio: influence of football coach, Eagle Scout, early interest in physical sciences; United States Naval Reserve 1943-46; Columbia College: Physics B.S. 1947, summer work at Naval Research Laboratory 1947, M.A. 1950, Ph.D. 1953; work with Maurice Ewing on atmospheric acoustics and geophysics, thesis on seismology; Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory [LDEO]: social life, sports, c ontinental drift debate, work on Arctic sea ice, innovation in two dimensional model seismology, influence of Russian work, mid-1950s surface wave research, influence of Ewing’s empiricism; International Geophysical Year: installation of worldwide network of long-period seismographs; involvement with nuclear test ban treaty; seismology and plate tectonics; growth of seismology department at LDEO: design of seismology building; uppermantle project at National Science Foundation; Seismological Society of America President 1964-65; development of LDEO seminars; women in seismology; chairman of LDEO geology department 1969-71; move to Cornell University 1971; lunar seismograph program.
Collection Name
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory oral history collection
Subjects
Seismology; Seismometers; Oliver, J. E. (Jack Ertle), 1923-2011; Columbia University; Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Date
1997
Note (Biographical)
Seismologist, geophysicist.
Note
Interviewed by Ronald Doel on March 8, 1996, and September 27, 1997.
Note (Provenance)
Jack E. Oliver, Gift 1998
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
13573840
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-pz16-3v34
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.