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Burbidge, Geoffrey R.
Oral history interview with Geoffrey Burbidge, 1977 October 21.
In this interview, Geoffrey Burbidge discusses his life and career. Topics discussed include: his family and childhood; Bristol University; Nevill Mott; University College, London; Harrie Massey; David Robert Bates; theoretical physics seminars at Cambridge University; Richard Feymnan; Freeman Dyson; Dick Dalitz; Abdus Salam; Nicholas Kemmer; becoming interested in astronomy and astrophysics via Margaret Burbidge; Royal Astronomical Society; Clive Gregory; research into stellar parallax, stellar atmospheres; Herbert Dingle; Auger effect; Otto Struve; Harvard University; Bart Bok; Donald Menzel; Harlow Shapley; Yerkes Observatory; development of radio astronomy; I. I. Rabi and big bang skepticism; Chandrasekhar; Gerard Kuiper; Enrico Fermi; Cavendish Laboratory, Martin Ryle; nucleosynthesis; Kapitza Club; Willie Fowler; Fred Hoyle; stellar evolution; steady state cosmology; red shift; Erwin Finlay-Freundlich; Max Born; Mount Wilson Observatory; Allan Sandage; Milt Humason; Ira Bowen; status at women at Hale observatories and at the California Institute of Technology (CalTech); Edwin Hubble; Walter Baade; synchrotron radiation; Rudolph Minkowski; Californium and supernovae; Halton Arp; Hans Suess; Vera Rubin's work on anisotropy; quasars; galaxy formation.
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).
Arp, Halton C.
Baade, Walter, 1893-1960
Bates, David R. (David Robert), 1916-
Bok, Bart J. (Bart Jan), 1906-1983
Born, Max, 1882-1970
Bowen, Ira Sprague, 1898-1973
Burbidge, E. Margaret
Burbidge, Geoffrey R.
Chandrasekhar, S. (Subrahmanyan), 1910-1995
Dalitz, R. H. (Richard Henry), 1925-2006
Dingle, Herbert, 1890-
Dyson, Freeman J.
Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954
Feynman, Richard P. (Richard Phillips), 1918-1988
Fowler, William A.
Freundlich, Erwin, 1885-1964
Gregory, C. C. L. (Christopher Clive Langton), 1892-1964
Hoyle, Fred, Sir
Hubble, Edwin Powell, 1889-1953
Humason, Milton L. (Milton La Salle), 1891-1972
Kemmer, Nicholas, 1911-1998.
Kuiper, Gerard P. (Gerard Peter), 1905-1973
Massey, Harrie Stewart Wilson, Sir
Menzel, Donald H. (Donald Howard), 1901-1976
Minkowski, Rudolph Leo Bernhard, 1895-1976.
Mott, N. F. (Nevill Francis), Sir, 1905-
Rabi, I. I. (Isidor Isaac), 1898-1988
Rubin, Vera C., 1928-
Ryle, Martin, Sir, 1918-
Salam, Abdus, 1926-
Sandage, Allan
Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972.
Struve, Otto, 1897-1963.
Suess, Hans Eduard, 1909-
California Institute of Technology
Cavendish Laboratory (Cambridge, England)
Hale Observatories
Harvard University.
Kapitza Club.
Mount Wilson Observatory
Royal Astronomical Society
University of Bristol
University of Cambridge
University College, London
Yerkes Observatory
Auger effect
Galaxies -- Formation
Parallax -- Stars.
Radio astronomy
Red shift
Sex discrimination in science
Stars -- Atmospheres
Stars -- Evolution
Steady state cosmology.
Synchrotron radiation
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DeVorkin, David H., 1944-, interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA