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[Interview with George Michael Volkoff, UBC Professors Emeriti Oral History Project, Part I] Carroll, Ann


1. Life in Russia during the Revolution : Canada and then Harbin, Manchuria : life as a student at UBC : meeting his future wife : Gordon Shrum and Gordon Hebb : applying to graduate school in the U.S. : work on his PhD under Oppenheimer and the theory of neutron stars.
2. Continuation of discussion of theory of neutron stars : about being a theoretical physicist : work on allied war effort at the Universite de Montreal to develop atomic bombs : work designing first reactor to be used at Chalk River : professor at UBC : developing graduate program at UBC : work as head of Dept. of Physics : Morris Price.

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