Reflections on 50 Years in Low Temperature Physics
Oct 15, 2003
3:30PM to 4:30PM
Date(s) - 15/10/2003
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Title: Reflections on 50 Years in Low Temperature Physics
Speaker: Dr. Russell Donnelly
Institute: University of Oregon
Department of Physics
Location: ABB 102
I entered McMaster University in 1947, and graduated in Honours Mathematics and Physics in 1951. I did a M.Sc. thesis on low energy nuclear physics with Martin Johns, and moved to Yale in the autumn of 1952. There I joined the low temperature group under C. T. Lane and Lars Onsager, and first transferred liquid helium in that year.
It has been an incredibly exciting half century in our field, and I will try to describe how things evolved and changed, but in the context of the history of low temperature physics since about 1900.