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Oral History
Dennis Faulk’s Interview
May 7, 2019
Cynthia Kelly: I’m Cindy Kelly. It is September 11, 2018. I have with me. Dennis Faulk. And my first question is to please say your name and spell it. Dennis Faulk: Dennis Faulk, D-E-N-N-I-S F-A-U-L-K. Kelly: Terrific.  Kelly: You had an illustrious career with the Environmental Protection Agency.  Faulk: It was a great place to […]
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Reginald C. Augustine’s Interview
April 19, 2019
[The Atomic Heritage Foundation is grateful to the Augustine family for donating this interview for publication.] Dolores Augustine: Today is January 1st, 2007, and behind the camera is Dr. Dolores Augustine of St. John’s University, New York. I am interviewing Mr. Reginald C. Augustine about the Alsos Mission. So, go ahead. You can start talking […]
Oral History Interviewee
Reginald Augustine
Reginald Augustine served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. In 1944, he was assigned to the Alsos Mission, the Manhattan Project’s counterintelligence mission in Europe to determine how far Nazi Germany had gotten on the path to building an atomic bomb. Augustine served under Colonel Boris Pash, and accompanied the Mission’s scientists […]
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Hélène Langevin-Joliot’s Interview
September 28, 2018
Cindy Kelly: I’m Cindy Kelly, Atomic Heritage Foundation. It is Monday, May 28, 2018, in Antony, France. I have with me Hélène Langevin-Joliot. Hélène Langevin-Joliot: My name is Hélène. The name of my husband was Langevin, so I am Hélène Langevin, and Joliot. I was a young girl in a scientific family. I became a scientist. […]
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Robert S. Norris’s Interview (2018)
August 10, 2018
Robert S. Norris: Right. I’m Robert S. Norris, it’s N-o-r-r-i-s, is the last name. We’re here in Washington in Cindy’s office on February 28th, 2018, to talk about the French atomic program and weapons and so on. Cindy Kelly: Great. First, I hope that maybe we could start with the whole Curie family’s series of discoveries about […]
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Avner Cohen’s Interview
July 27, 2018
Alexandra Levy: I’m Alexandra Levy. I’m here today with Dr. Avner Cohen. It is May 30, 2018, in Washington, D.C., and my first question is to please say your name and spell it. Avner Cohen: I’m Avner Cohen. A-v-n-e-r, first name, last name Cohen, C-o-h-e-n. Levy: If you could tell us where and when you were born. Cohen: I […]
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Garret Martin’s Interview
July 20, 2018
Cindy Kelly: I’m Cindy Kelly, Atomic Heritage Foundation, and this is June 27, 2018. I have with me Dr. Garret Martin, and my first question for you is to say your name and spell it. Garret Martin: My name is Garret Martin, Garret is spelled G-a-r-r-e-t and Martin M-a-r-t-i-n. Kelly:  Perfect. We always like to […]
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Spencer Weart’s Interview
July 17, 2018
Cindy Kelly: I’m Cindy Kelly, Atomic Heritage Foundation. I am in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. It is Friday, May 11, 2018. I have with me Spencer Weart. My first question is to ask him to say his name and spell it. Spencer Weart: I am Spencer Weart, W-E-A-R-T, like heart. Kelly: Great. Spencer, you are a physicist. […]
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Philippe Halban’s Interview
April 12, 2018
Cindy Kelly: I am Cindy Kelly, and this is Thursday, December 14, 2017. I’m in Geneva, Switzerland, with Philippe Halban. My first question is for you to tell us your full name and spell it. Philippe Halban: My name is Philippe Halban. I usually pronounce it the English way. It’s spelled the French way, with […]