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American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics. Study of Multi-Institutional Collaborations. Phase III: Ground-Based Astronomy, Materials Science, Heavy-Ion and Nuclear Physics, Medical Physics, and Computer-Mediated Collaborations.
Oral history interviews. Ground-based astronomy: Hobby-Eberly Telescope, 1996-1997.
Interviews include: Frank Bash (University of Texas, Austin), Lawrence Ramsey (Pennsylvania State University), and Roger Romani (Stanford University).
A documentation research project to study the complex issues facing the historical documentation of multi-institutional collaborations in physics and allied sciences. Phase III focused on four disciplinary areas of ground-based astronomy, materials science, heavy-ion physics, and medical physics, and a category named computer-mediated collaborations. The Hobby-Eberly Telescope at the McDonald Observatory is a collaboration of the University of Texas, Austin, the Pennsylvania State University, Stanford University, and the Universities of Munich and Gottingen in Germany to build an optical telescope and scientific instruments. The telescope will have limited tracking ability but will yield eight-meter class observing power for an order-of-magnitude at less cost than a comparable telescope with full tracking abilities. All funding comes from the member organizations.
McDonald Observatory.
Pennsylvania State University.
Stanford University.
University of Texas at Austin.
Hobby-Eberly Telescope. local
Astronomical observatories -- Design and construction.
Astronomy -- Documentation.
Group work in research.
Physics -- Archival resources.
Physics -- Research -- Documentation.
Sociology -- Research.
Sociology -- Statistical methods.
Telescopes -- Design and construction.
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Oral histories. aat aat
Transcripts. aat aat
American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics. Study of Multi-Institutional Collaborations.
Bash, Frank N.
Ramsey, Lawrence William, 1945-
Capitos, Anthony, archivist.
Chompalov, Ivan. sociologist.
Genuth, Joel, historian.
Shrum, Wesley, 1953- sociologist.
Warnow-Blewett, Joan. 1931- project director.
Weart, Spencer R., 1942- associate director.
Center for History of Physics (American Institute of Physics)
Romani, Roger.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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