Oral history interview with Edgar Kausel 1997

Oral history interview with Edgar Kausel 1997

 

Name:
Kausel, E (Interviewee); Levin, Tanya (Interviewer)
Title:
Oral history interview with Edgar Kausel 1997
Abstract:
Childhood: born Santiago, Chile, son of mining engineer; University of Chile: mining engineering, 1953-1959; reminiscences of International Geophysical Year, Antarctic exploration, 1957; scholarship to Columbia University: Ph.D., seismology, 1960-1964; acclimatization to American culture; Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory [LDEO]: seismological research, presentation of papers at colloquia, social activities, role of South American government officials in science; move to University of Chile: expansion of geophysical, meteorological, seismological departments, collaboration with American scientists, 1964-1971; return to United States: completion of Ph.D. thesis, University of California at Los Angeles, LDEO, 1971-1973; move to University of Chile, 1973: development of science during government upheaval, funding for seismological instruments; reminiscences of colleagues.
Collection Name:
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory oral history collection
Subjects:
Seismology--Research; Kausel, E; Columbia University; Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Format:
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre:
Interviews
Date:
1997
Note (Biographical):
Seismologist.
Note:
Interviewed by Tanya Levin on September 3 and September 5, 1997.
Note (Provenance):
Edgar Kausel, Gift 1998
Language:
English
Library Location:
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record:
13573017
Digital Project:
Time Based Media
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-skvz-n922