Stephane Groueff: You personally you were in what department or building? You were directly working with Doctor [Arthur H.] Compton?
Chicago Met Lab
Robert Nobles was a physicist working under Enrico Fermi’s supervision at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory.
William Sturm was a physicist working under Enrico Fermi’s supervision at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory.
[Thanks to Ronald K. Smeltzer for donating the record "To Fermi with Love" to the Atomic Heritage Foundation.]
Alexandra Levy: Okay. We’re here in Virginia on March 25, 2015 with Isabella Karle. Our first question is to please state your name and spell it.
Isabella Karle: My name is Isabella Karle, I-S-A-B-E-L-L-A, and the last name, K-A-R-L-E.
Levy: Great. If you could tell us a little bit about where you were born and when?
Karle: I was born in Detroit, Michigan on December 2, 1921.
Levy: Did you grow up in Detroit?
Isabella Karle is distinguished chemist and a pioneer in the scientific field of crystallography. Her work on molecular structures has had a sweeping influence across many scientific fields by allowing, for example scientists to study nerve transmissions and aiding chemists in synthesizing pest repellants.
Isabella and her husband, Jerome, joined the Manhattan Project at the University of Chicago in 1942. There, she developed techniques to extract plutonium chloride from a mixture of plutonium oxide.
Stephane Groueff: Hello, Dr. Wigner?
Eugene Wigner: Yes.
Groueff: Good morning sir. I am calling from New York. I am the correspondent of “Paris Match” magazine. My name is Groueff.
Groueff: Groueff, G-R-O-U-E-F-F.
Wigner: I see, Mr. Groueff.
*[Please note that General Groves - Part 10 could not be found in the Groueff Collection. The interview was either mislabeled, misplaced, or does not exist.]
Stephane Groueff: Yes, now we’re recording, Dr. Hilberry.
[Interviewed by Cynthia Kelly and Tom Zannes.]
Tell us your name.
Louis Turner: My name is Louis Turner. L-O-U-I-S T-U-R-N-E-R.