[Oral History Program interview with [R. Byron Bird, 1997-1998] ]

Bird, R. Byron (Robert Byron), 1924- interviewee

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  • [Childhood; Early education; WWII; 90th Chemical Mortar Battalion; University of Illinois; Joe Hirschfelder; Ph.D. at UW; Fulbright fellowship in Holland; Molecular Theory of Gases and Liquids; Position at Cornell; Return to Madison; UW Department of Chemical Engineering; Chairmanship of Department; Kurt Wendt; Student protest movement; Federal funding and research; Trip to China; Olaf Hougen; Transport Phenomena; William Shetter; Dutch readers; Ed Daub; Japanese texts; Dynamics of Polymeric Liquids; Students and teaching; University committees; Awards and honors; Interests and extra-curricular activities.]


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