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Oral history interview with Samuel Katz, 1997

Creator: Katz, Samuel
Project: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory oral history collection.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 117 pages Sound recording: 3 sound cassettes
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Professor, geophysicist.

Scope and Contents

Childhood: son of diamond merchant, Berlin, Germany; Antwerp, Belgium; the Bronx, New York; City College of New York, physics, 1939-1941; University of Michigan, physics, 1941-1943; research at radiation lab, University of Michigan, 1943-1945; Columbia University, physics, 1945-1947; cruise to Cuba, seismology readings, 1953; association with Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory [Lamont], 1950; discovery of third layer in ocean floor; doctoral thesis on marine refraction seismology, 1953; icesheet and seismology research, Lake Superior; pressures research, Stanford Research Institute, 1953-1955; professor and chairman, department of geophysics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute [RPI], 1956; reminiscences of colleagues.


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Copyright by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1998

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