Oral history interview with Frank Press 1997

 

Name
Press, Frank, 1924- (Interviewee)
Doel, Ronald (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with Frank Press 1997
Abstract
Childhood, Brooklyn, New York: family, cultural, and educational influences; Education: B.S., 1944, City College, Ph.D., 1949, Columbia University: reminiscences of academic and social atmosphere; Lamont Geological Observatory [Lamont] 1948-1955: Assistant Professor of Geophysics, projects with W. Maurice Ewing [Ewing], Ewing's choice of Lamont over Massachusetts Institute of Technology [MIT], Lamont's relationship with other organizations and researchers in the earth sciences, reminiscences of colleagues; California Institute of Technology [Caltech] 1955-1965: Professor of Geophysics and Director of Seismology Laboratory, decision to leave Lamont, impact of the International Geophysical Year on international relations in the field, visits to the USSR, Caltech-Lamont lunar seismograph development, planetary sciences at Caltech and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory; MIT 1965-1977: Chairman of Earth and Planetary Sciences Department; Science Advisor to the White House, 1977-1981; continental drift theory debates; nuclear test detection issues.
Collection Name
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory oral history collection
Subjects
Press, Frank, 1924-; Ewing, W. Maurice (William Maurice), 1906-1974; Columbia University; Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Origin Information
1997
Date
1997
Note (Biographical)
Geophysicist.
Note
Interviewed by Ronald Doel on July 1 and July 30, 1997.
Note (Provenance)
Frank Press, Gift 1998
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
13580884
Also In
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-zctp-pv80
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.