The interview mainly concerns John von Neumann, whom Critchfield knew through his thesis advisor, Edward Teller, and through his work at Aberdeen and Los Alamos. It describes von Neumann's work on shaped charges; his work at the Ballistics Research Laboratory in Aberdeen, Maryland and his interactions there with Robert Kent; and his consulting work at Los Alamos, especially on the implosion device.
Charles L. Critchfield, OH 134. Oral history interview by William Aspray, 29 May 1987, Los Alamos, New Mexico. Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. http://purl.umn.edu/107233
Transcript, 10 pp. Audio file available at http://purl.umn.edu/95493
Critchfield, Charles L. (Charles Louis), 1910-.
Oral history interview with Charles L. Critchfield.
Charles Babbage Institute.
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