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After I had completed a public elementary school, my mother enrolled me in the Akademische Gymnasium, a fine public high school in Vienna's inner city.
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After my return to Carnegie Tech in 1952, I began a major collaboration with N. Rostoker, then an assistant of an experimentalist, later a distinguished plasma theorist.
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At the same time my parents, especially my father, also were a part of the secular artistic and intellectual life of Vienna.
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During one or two summers, as well as part-time during the school year, I worked for a small Canadian company which developed electrical instruments for military planes.
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Finally, in 1966, we showed that superconductivity occurs even with purely repulsive interactions - contrary to conventional wisdom and possibly relevant to the much later discovery of high-Tc superconductors.
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For the summer of 1949, I got a job in the Polaroid laboratory in Cambridge, Mass., just before the Polaroid camera made its public appearance.
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However, while the Nazi barbarians and their collaborators threatened the entire world, I could not accept his philosophy and, after several earlier attempts, was finally accepted into the Canadian Infantry Corps during the last year of World War II.
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I have just joined the Board of the Population Institute because I am convinced that early stabilization of the world's population is important for the attainment of this objective.
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I offered early support to Jeffrey Leiffer, the founder of the student Pugwash movement which concerns itself with global issues having a strong scientific component and in which scientists can play a useful role.
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I was born in 1923 into a middle class Jewish family in Vienna, a few years after the end of World War I, which was disastrous from the Austrian point of view.
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I was fortunate to find an extraordinary mathematics and applied mathematics program in Toronto.
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In particular, I established a reasonably accurate energy threshold for permanent displacement of a nucleus from its regular lattice position, substantially smaller than had been previously presumed.
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In spite of my original disconnect with Van Vleck, solid state physics soon became the center of my professional life and Van Vleck and I became lifelong friends.
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My commitment to a humane and peaceful world continues to this day.
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My father, who had lost a brother, fighting on the Austrian side in World War I, was a committed pacifist.
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My feelings towards Austria, my native land, are - and will remain - very painful.
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My first wife, Lois Kohn, gave me invaluable support during the early phases of my scientific career; my present wife of over 20 years, Mara, has supported me in the latter phases of my scientific life.
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My project was radiation damage of Si and Ge by energetic electrons, critical for the use of the recently developed semiconductor devices for applications in outer space.
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My three daughters and three grandchildren all live in California and so we get to see each other reasonably often.
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On another level, I want to mention that I have a strong Jewish identity and - over the years - have been involved in several Jewish projects, such as the establishment of a strong program of Judaic Studies at the University of California in San Diego.
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Originally I had planned to revert to nuclear physics there, in particular the structure of the deuteron.
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