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Climbing the MountainThe Scientific Biography of Julian Schwinger$
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Jagdish Mehra and Kimball Milton

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780198527459

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527459.001.0001

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Winding up at the Radiation Lab, going to Harvard, and marriage

Winding up at the Radiation Lab, going to Harvard, and marriage

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(p.134) 5 Winding up at the Radiation Lab, going to Harvard, and marriage
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Climbing the Mountain
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JAGDISH MEHRA

KIMBALL A. MILTON

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527459.003.0005

Throughout the period spent at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Radiation Laboratory, Julian Schwinger did not socialise much beyond the immediate circle of his co-workers and old friends from Purdue or Columbia. In this period of his life, Schwinger's closest friend was Nathan Marcuvitz, an engineer in Edward Purcell's group at the Radiation Laboratory. Marcuvitz was concerned with Schwinger's solitary ways and now and then tried to help him meet a girl or arrange a date for him. Sometime in 1944 Marcuvitz met Clarice Carrol and decided she and Schwinger should meet. She would eventually become his wife. This chapter also looks at Schwinger's stint as a physics professor at Harvard University, his research on synchrotron radiation and nuclear physics, and his marriage to Clarice Carrol.

Keywords:   Clarice Carrol, synchrotron radiation, nuclear physics, Harvard University, marriage

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