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Teachers at school in Hamburg, interest in science and astronomy. Engineering physics at Darmstadt Institute of Technology. Financial support from Stinnes and from federal scholarship.
Research studies at Darmstadt and Göttingen 4
Research in spectroscopy with Rau. Postdoctoral year at Göttingen with Franck and Born. Early publications, colleagues. Lectures on atomic and molecular spectroscopy.
Bristol and return to Darmstadt 9
Lennard-Jones and Bristol physics; lecturing in English. Molecular orbital theory, Hund. Advances in instrumentation. Teaching at Darmstadt as Privatdozent. Contact with Bonhoeffer. Decision to leave Germany.
Saskatoon and the Yerkes Observatory 18
Arrangements for transfer to canada, appointment to permanent position. Monographs. Wartime experiences at the University of Saskatchewan. Developing interest in astrophysics, cometary spectra. Three year period at the Yerkes Observatory.
National Research Council of Canada 27
Research organization at NRC; Steacie. Continuation of spectroscopic research. Visits to Europe, committee activities with International Union. 80th birthday celebration. Music and singing. Science policy and national funding of research. Contact with chemists, development of free radical chemistry.