Interview with Sir Mark Oliphant

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Interview with Sir Mark Oliphant

Post by Steven Sesselmann » Fri May 16, 2014 9:49 am

Hi All,

If you have not already watched this interview, it's a real gem, and essential history for anyone trying to make neutrons.

Oliphant was essentially the first fusioneer.

https://ieeetv.ieee.org/player/html/vie ... k-oliphant

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Re: Interview with Sir Mark Oliphant

Post by Richard Hull » Fri May 16, 2014 3:43 pm

Thanks Steven. A lot of folks don't know this about Oliphant and think fusion can after the A bomb work. Fusion was born before fission.

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Re: Interview with Sir Mark Oliphant

Post by Chris Bradley » Fri May 16, 2014 5:12 pm

Students of scientific history might like to review a past thread on fusion history: viewtopic.php?f=17&t=7584

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Re: Interview with Sir Mark Oliphant

Post by Steven Sesselmann » Fri May 16, 2014 10:36 pm

One just can't help having respect for these first guys who detected neutrons, with their experimental equipment.

Here most of us have professionally made neutron tubes, electronics that these guys could only dream of, and we still struggle to count the darn things.

Love the way he describes Rutherford, excactly as I have read, loud and dominant, with a lot of personality.

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