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A parent being called to the school because their child had misbehaved was as serious as a parent being called to the police station because their child had robbed a bank.
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About 1900 my parents came to the United States as children from what was then the Polish area of Russia.
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Along with my parents insistence, soon internalized, that I do very well in school, went my love of reading and my love of mechanics.
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As every child knows, chemistry with nothing stronger than vinegar soon becomes dull.
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As Jews, their families left Russia to escape the poverty and the antisemitism.
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For example, I am not a good craftsman.
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Going to school and working for good marks, indeed working for very good marks, was a serious business.
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However, Allied Printing brought the four of us into the middle class and kept us in the middle class thru the Depression of the 1930's.
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I enrolled in the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, now Polytechnic University, and began studying chemical engineering.
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I entered the physics doctoral program in Columbia University in the autumn of 1950.
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I learned quickly, as I tell my graduate students now, there are no answers in the back of the book when the equipment doesn't work or the measurements look strange.
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I loved all things mechanical; cars, trucks, derricks trains, and steam ships. I was in love with mechanics, and I still am.
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I loved rainy days when I did not have to go outside, and to the present I still feel very content on a rainy day.
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I loved to build with the Erector set, I loved to build toys and models out of wood, I loved to draw mechanical devices, even those I could not build.
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I read everything: fiction, history, science, mathematics, biography, travel.
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I undertook for my doctoral research the problem of using the atomic beam resonance method to measure the quadrupole moment of the sodium nucleus.
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I was also interested in chemistry, but my parents were not willing to buy me a chemistry set.
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I was sixteen when I graduated from James Madison High School in Brooklyn in 1942.
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In my high school, two foreign languages had to be studied, four years of English was required, and that meant mostly grammar and composition.
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In spite of very good school marks, a love of books (particularly in science and mathematics), and a great love of mechanics, I never thought of becoming a scientist.
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It was good fortune to be a child during the Depression years and a youth during the war years.
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My parents regarded school teachers as higher beings, as did many immigrants.
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My parents were determined to move into the middle class.
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Naturally, I have compensated in my adult years by owning very large numbers of books.
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Natures' curriculum cannot be changed.
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The remoteness of my parents from the schools, so unfashionable today, was often painful for me, but I learned early to deal with an outside and sometimes hard world.
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Their educations ended with high school - my father going to work as a clerk and then salesman in a company dealing in printing and stationary, and my mother working as a secretary and then bookkeeper in a firm of wool merchants.
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There were two free public libraries within walking distance of my home; I remember taking six books home from every visit, the limit set by the library.
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These schools and the attitude of my parents towards these schools were important in preparing me for the work of an experimental scientist.
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They wanted me to play more sports because they were acutely sensitive to their children being one hundred percent American, and they believed that all Americans played sports and loved sports.
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This was good training for research, because large parts of experimental work are sometimes boring or involve the use of skills in which one is not particularly gifted.
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Whatever the course, whether the course was boring or interesting to me, whether I was talented in mathematics or not talented in languages, my parents expected A's.
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Yet drawing the apparatus to be built for my experiments has always been a crucial part of my experimental work.
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