Interview with Roy Glauber about Oppenheimer

photo of Roy Glauber when he was in high school

Several years ago, Dan Drollette interviewed Roy Glauber. Here’s a portion of that interview, published in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists:

“Glauber was one of the youngest scientists in the 1,400-person Los Alamos staff, and afterward he went on to a distinguished career in physics… Glauber was known for his sense of humor, such as being the official ‘keeper of the broom’ at an annual mock scientific conference sponsored by what has been called the MAD magazine of science, where his role was to sweep the stage clean of paper airplanes. (It’s become a tradition for members of the audience to throw paper airplanes at the stage to celebrate the end of the night’s proceedings.) In 2005 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for physics”