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In Minneapolis on Friday, June 21, 1957, I went to General Mills for a job interview for lab technician in their Radiation Physics Laboratory.  They hired me a month later.  At that time, I wanted to be a physicist when I grew up, so it seemed like a fit to me.  Above: a cobalt-60 facility similar to the one I worked with, showing the eerie blue Cherenkov radiation of charged particles interacting with water molecules.

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