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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With Robert Bragg

Hickey, Matthew; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Physicist and professor Robert Henry Bragg was born on August 11, 1919. Following his service in World War II, Bragg received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in physics from Illinois Institute of Technology in 1949 and 1951, respectively. Shortly after, Bragg was hired by the Portland Cement Association Research Laboratory, where he became an expert in x-ray crystallography and diffraction. In 1960, Bragg finished his Ph.D. program at IIT with his degree in physics. He was then hired by Lockheed Martin Missile and Space, where he worked for nine years, before he joined the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, in 1969. While at Berkeley, Bragg served as chair of the materials science and engineering department from 1978 to 1981, and was later named professor emeritus upon his retirement in 1987. He became a fellow of the National Society of Black Physicists in 1995.
Performers
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
320 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with Robert Bragg
Robert Bragg
Credits
Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Emeryville, California 2011 March 11.
Description
1 online resource (11 video files (5 hr., 19 min., 20 sec.)) : sound, color
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