Oral history interview
A life in statistical mechanics
Part 1: From Chedar in Taceva to Yeshiva University in New York⋆
1 Departments of Mathematics and Physics, Rutgers, The State University, 110 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
2 Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstrasse 22, 14195 Berlin, Germany
Received: 10 February 2017
Accepted: 10 February 2017
Published online: 4 April 2017
This is the first part of an oral history interview on the lifelong involvement of Joel Lebowitz in the development of statistical mechanics. Here the covered topics include the formative years, which overlapped the tragic period of Nazi power and World War II in Europe, the emigration to the United States in 1946 and the schooling there. It also includes the beginnings and early scientific works with Peter Bergmann, Oliver Penrose and many others. The second part will appear in a forthcoming issue of Eur. Phys. J. H.
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