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Oral History Interview: Hugh Richards (0087)

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Smail, Laura
Respondent
Richards, Hugh
Date
1977
Subject(s)
TA Strike; Bombing of Sterling Hall; Atom bomb; UW-Madison Department of Physics
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Background; Work on atom bomb during WWII; Los Alamos; Reasons for coming to UW; Raymond Herb; Physics Department; Problems in hiring; Federal grants and handling of overhead; Crowded conditions in Department; NSF's offer to finance building addition; Competition with Mathematics Research Center for space; Effort to set up separate college for sciences; Other problems as chairman; Department mode of operation; Consideration of division into applied and theoretical physics; Physical Science Divisional Committee's project for increased interchange between UW and state industry; Bombing of Sterling Hall and year of work repairing damage; West Campus Committee; Physics Department and TA Strike; Faculty governance.
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