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Kraft, Robert P. (Robert Paul) 1927-
Oral history interview with Robert P. Kraft, 2002 August 1 and 2.
Biographical interview with Robert Kraft. Covers childhood and interest in math; family background and marriage. Graduate work at UC-Berkeley after teaching at Whittier College. Time spent at Indiana and later Yerkes, including major areas of research such as stellar spectroscopy. Appointment at Hale Observatories in 1960 and discussion of research and personalities there. Note Kraft's work with Greenstein and Matthews on gravitational waves. Takes position at Lick Observatory in 1967 and becomes acting director. Time at Lick including reflection on research and administration. Plans to build what became Keck Telescopes project and involvement of Lick Observatory and UC astronomy in this project. Reflections on his career.
Astrophysicist. Director of Lick Observatory,1981-1991; astronomer/emer. prof., University of California, Santa Cruz from 1993.
Greenstein, Jesse L. (Jesse Leonard), 1909-
Kraft, Robert P. (Robert Paul) 1927-
Hale Observatories.
Lick Observatory. -- Administration.
Yerkes Observatory.
Astronomy.
Gravitational waves. phys-t.
Interviews. aat
Oral histories. aat
Transcripts. aat
Astronomers -- Interviews.
Keck Telescope.
McCray, Patrick (W. Patrick) interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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