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David Caro interviewed by David Ellyard [sound recording]
Bib ID 2016065
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Caro, D. E. (David Edmund), 1922-2011, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1980 May 13 
2 sound tapes reels (ca. 82 min.) : analog, 1 7/8 ips, 2 track, mono. ; 5 in. 
Summary

David Caro, physicist, is interviewed by David Ellyard for his book about Sir Mark Oliphant. David Caro speaks about early life, being a non-cricketer but playing against the Birmingham cricket team. He also speaks of attending Melbourne University for 1 1/2 to 2 yrs before going of to war, being in the radar unit, the abvious connection having spent 4 1/2 yrs fiddling with valves and odds and ends, going back to Melbourne to finish the course after the war and finished off majoring in physics, doing Masters Degree in electronics, winning a scholarship to England and working with Mark Oliphant. Mark Oliphant being a man of strong ideas, the R & F System, Syncrotron, the syncrotron disaster in 1950?

Notes

Recorded on May 13, 1980 in Hobart, Tas.

Digital master available National Library of Australia ;

Researched as part of: Oliphant, the life and times of Sir Mark Oliphant / by Stewart Cockburn and David Ellyard. Adelaide : Axiom Books, 1981.

Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript available (typescript, 34 leaves) 
Subjects Caro, D. E. (David Edmund), 1922-2011 -- Interviews.  |  Oliphant, Mark, Sir, 1901-2000.  |  Cyclotrons -- England -- Birmingham.  |  Engineers -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Physicists -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Nuclear physics -- Research -- Australia.  |  Science and state -- Australia.
Other authors/contributors Ellyard, David, 1942-, Interviewer  |  Cockburn, Stewart, 1921-2009. Oliphant

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