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Burbidge, Geoffrey R.
Oral history interview with Geoffrey Burbidge, 1975 June 4
In this interview, Geoffrey Burbidge discusses the history of physics over the course of his career. Topics discussed include: Astronomical Society of the Pacific; E. Margaret Burbridge; American Astronomical Society; Hale Observatory; Lick Observatory; radio astronomy; Naval Research Laboratory; x-ray astronomy; Bruno Rossi; optical astronomy; Kitt Peak National Observatory; air and light pollution; Allan Sandage; Harvard University; Princeton University; Lord Kelvin; S. Chandrasekhar; Henry Norris Russell; Paul Merrill; Leo Goldberg; Edwin Hubble; Royal Society; Milton Humason; theory of relativity; Fred Hoyle; big bang cosmology; steady state cosmology; Joe Weber; John Wheeler; Willy Fowler.
British astronomer (1925-2010). Ph.D. theoretical physics, University College London (1951). Professional experience includes: Carnegie fellow, Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories (1955-1957); assistant professor, associate professor, University of Chicago (1957-1962); senior research fellow, California Institute of Technology (1958-1962); fellow, Royal Society of London (1968); president, Astronomical Society of the Pacific (1969-1975); director, Kitt Peak National Observatory (1978-1984); assistant professor, associate professor, professor of physics, University of California, San Diego (1962-2002).
Burbidge, E. Margaret
Burbidge, Geoffrey R.
Chandrasekhar, S. (Subrahmanyan), 1910-1995
Fowler, William A.
Goldberg, Leo
Hoyle, Fred, 1915-2001
Hubble, Edwin, 1889-1953
Humason, Milton L. (Milton La Salle), 1891-1972
Kelvin, William Thomson, Baron, 1824-1907
Merrill, Paul W. (Paul Willard), 1887-1961
Rossi, Bruno Benedetto, 1905-
Russell, Henry Norris, 1877-1957
Sandage, Allan
Weber, J. (Joseph), 1919-
Wheeler, John Archibald, 1911-2008.
American Astronomical Society
Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Hale Observatories
Harvard University.
Kitt Peak National Observatory
Lick Observatory
Naval Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Princeton University
Royal Society (Great Britain)
Air pollution
Big bang theory
Light pollution
Radio astronomy
Relativity (Physics)
Steady state cosmology.
X-ray astronomy
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Weart, Spencer R., 1942- interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA