Lazarus worked in Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory’s Theoretical (T) Division beginning in 1951. Trained in Physics, Lazarus eventually became an expert in computing for nuclear weapons research and development. In this interview, Lazarus discusses early card-programmed calculators at Los Alamos, and the delivery and use of the IBM 701, 704, and STRETCH systems and the science and politics within the efforts to build and use these machines. Lazarus eventually served as director of the Laboratory’s Computing Division.
Roger B. Lazarus, OH 390. Oral history interview by Anne Fitzpatrick, 10 October 1995, Los Alamos, New Mexico. Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. http://purl.umn.edu/107433
Transcript, 27 pp.
Lazarus, Roger B..
Oral history with Roger B. Lazarus.
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