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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With Oliver Baker

Hickey, Matthew; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Physicist Oliver Keith Baker was born on July 18, 1959 in McGehee, Arkansas. He earned his B.S. degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1981, and attended Stanford University where he received his M.S. degrees in physics and mathematics in 1984 and his Ph.D. degree in physics in 1987. In 1989, after two years of post-doctoral research at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Baker accepted concurrent appointments in the physics department at Hampton University and at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. In 2006, Baker accepted a physics professorship at Yale University and became the director of the A.W. Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory in 2010. He was recognized for his groundbreaking contributions to research and infrastructure in nuclear and particle physics. Baker was a researcher on the ATLAS experimental team at CERN that discovered a novel particle, which was examined as a candidate for the Higgs boson.
Performers
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
198 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with Oliver Baker
Oliver Baker
Credits
Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded New Haven, Connecticut 2013 March 10.
Description
1 online resource (7 video files (3 hr., 17 min., 8 sec.)) : sound, color
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