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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: Sagittarius-A, 1996-1997.
Interviews include: Stephen Padin (California Institute of Technology), Alan Rogers (Haystack Observatory), and Melvyn Wright (University of California, Berkeley).
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. Sagittarius-A was a collaboration of MIT Haystack Observatory, the University of California, Berkeley Hat Creek Observatory, the California Institute of Technology Owens Valley Observatory, the National Radio Observatory, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (1994-1996) to observe an intense radio source through VLBI at 3.5 mm wavelength. The collaboration had no physical location; it used the antennae at Owens Valley, Kitt Peak, and Haystack. Eleven scientists participated. The collaboration itself was not explicitly funded, but the member organizations had funding from NSF or NASA. The collaboration has disbanded, but can reconstitute itself.
Haystack Observatory.
Kitt Peak National Observatory.
Owens Valley Radio Observatory.
University of California, Berkeley.
Astronomy -- Documentation.
Group work in research.
Physics -- Archival resources.
Physics -- Research -- Documentation.
Radio astronomy -- Observatories -- United States.
Radio astronomy -- Research.
Sociology -- Research.
Sociology -- Statistical methods.
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Interviews. aat
Oral histories. aat aat
Transcripts. aat aat
California Institute of Technology.
Sagittarius-A.
American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics. Study of Multi-Institutional Collaborations.
Chompalov, Ivan. sociologist.
Genuth, Joel, historian.
Rogers, Alan Ernest Exel, 1941-
Shrum, Wesley, 1953- sociologist.
Warnow-Blewett, Joan. 1931- project director.
Weart, Spencer R., 1942- associate director.
Wright, Melvyn Charles Harman, 1944-
Center for History of Physics (American Institute of Physics)
Padin, Stephen.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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