My Life in Nuclear Physics, Photography, and Opera

Authors(s):Norton M. Hintz Publication:Physics in Perspective Publication Date:June 1, 2012 Publisher: Springer Citation:Phys.Perspect. (2012) 14:196 Link:ADS

I sketch my life as an experimental nuclear physicist, beginning as a graduate student at Harvard University from 1948 to 1951, then as a postdoctoral fellow at the Cavendish Laboratory from 1951 to 1952, and finally as a faculty member at the University of Minnesota from 1952 until my retirement in 1991. I also carried out research at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, Indiana University, and Los Alamos National Laboratory, and I participated in a number of summer schools and international conferences on nuclear physics. I also have worked in photography and opera. Over the years, I met and collaborated with many people in many walks of life who became friends for life.