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Press, Frank (Geophysicist)



  • Existence: 1924 - 2222


Background: Caltech Professor of Geophysics, 1955-1965; Director, Seismological Laboratory, 1957-1965.


Collection Notes: Oral history, 1981. This 16-page oral history covers Press' impressions of Beno Gutenberg and Charles Richter, his reasons for coming to Caltech, transition to the directorship of the Seismology Laboratory, relationship with Maurice Ewing, graduate students, and scientific work at Caltech.

Photo of Frank Press (PhotoNet).

The Frank Press papers are at the Institute Archives and Special Collections, M.I.T. Library.

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Frank Press Oral History Interview with Judith R. Goodstein [sound recording], 1983-04-15 - 1983-04-15

Scope and Contents The following interview was conducted with Dr. Frank Press on April 15, 1983, at the National Academy of Sciences, as part of the Caltech Archives' Oral History Project. Dr. Press was director of Caltech's Seismological Laboratory from 1957 to 1965. In 1965 he left Caltech to head the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 1977 to 1981, he was science adviser to President Jimmy Carter, and from 1981 to 1993 served as president of the...
Dates: 1983-04-15 - 1983-04-15

Press Viewing Seismology Record

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1988-00801

Science and Politics of Earthquake Prediction, 1977-02-23

Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection is arranged by chronological order. This series started in 1922, but the first recording dates back to 1971 and since it is still ongoing, the collection continues to grow, with about 9 new lectures per academic year.These lectures feature speakers from Caltech and JPL, spotlighting a small selection of the pioneering research conducted in the fields of Biology and Biological Engineering, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Engineering and Applied Science,...
Dates: 1977-02-23

Science & Politics Of Earthquake Prediction

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1986-00527

Additional filters:

Unprocessed Material 4
Archival Object 4
Geology 3
Watson Lecture 3
Photo Archive 2
Geophysics 1
Seismology 1