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Eric H. S. Burhop interviewed by Hazel de Berg for the Hazel de Berg collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 2140577
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Burhop, E. H. S. (Eric Henry Stoneley), 1911-1980, Interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1970 
1 sound tape reel (ca. 45 min.) ; 7 in. 
Series

Hazel de Berg collection ; DeB 488

Summary

Burhop speaks of his interests as a child; his university studies; working under Lord Rutherford at Cambridge University in England; the physicists who influenced his development; his research work in physics; his scientific career; about the development of nuclear weapons.

Biography/History

Eric Henry Stoneley Burhop was born in Hobart on January 31, 1911 and graduated from Melbourne University in 1933 with a Masters in Science. He later studied under Rutherford and Oliphant at Cambridge University obtaining his doctorate in nuclear physics in 1938. This specialisation lead him to collaborate on the Manhattan Project that developed the atomic bomb. Later Burhop was to campaign via many international organisations for greater responsibility in the use of science, especially atomic power, winning the 1972 Lenin Peace Prize. However, his socialist advocacy attracted the attention of Australian and British authorities and possibly hampered his career. He died in London on January 22, 1980.

Notes

Recorded on April 13, 1970.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-220810978

Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript available (15 p.) 
Subjects Burhop, E. H. S. (Eric Henry Stoneley), 1911-1980 -- Interviews.  |  Oliphant, Mark, Sir, 1901-2000.  |  Rutherford, Ernest, 1871-1937.  |  Nuclear physicists -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Nuclear physicists -- Great Britain -- Interviews.  |  Nuclear physics -- Moral and ethical aspects.  |  Physicists -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Physicists -- Great Britain -- Interviews.
Occupation Nuclear physicists.
Other authors/contributors De Berg, Hazel, 1913-1984, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 1/488
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ORAL TRC 1/488 (transcript)
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