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A Conversation with Frank Press

Goodstein, Judith R. (2004) A Conversation with Frank Press. Physics in Perspective, 6 (2). pp. 184-196. ISSN 1422-6944. doi:10.1007/s00016-003-0204-9.

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Geophysicist Frank Press was director of Caltech’s Seismological Laboratory from 1957 to 1965. In this interview, he recalls his work with Maurice Ewing at Columbia’s Lamont Geological Observatory; his directorship of Caltech’s Seismological Laboratory and colleagues Charles Richter, Beno Gutenberg, and Hugo Benioff; his work on the free oscillations of the earth; and his part in establishing the worldwide network of seismographs for the detection of nuclear weapons testing.

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Additional Information:© 2004 Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel. My thanks to Dr. Press for permission to publish this oral history and to colleagues Sara Lippincott and Roger H. Stuewer for valuable discussions.
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Official Citation:Goodstein, J.R. A Conversation with Frank Press. Phys. perspect. 6, 184–196 (2004).
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