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Cowling, T. G. (Thomas George)
Oral history interview with Thomas George Cowling, 1978 March 22.
Early life in London during World War I; developing interests in mathematics; training at University of Oxford under John Nicholson, I. O. Griffith and Edward A. Milne; contact with Sydney Chapman and research on solar magnetic field and stellar structure; position at Imperial College with Chapman; comments on stellar structure studies of James Jeans, Edward Milne, and Arthur Eddington; work on Kinetic Theory of Gases and Magnetohydrodynamics and continued work in stellar structure; work during World War II and later contact with Hannes Alfvén; later positions and move to University of Leeds; growth and progress of astronomy in Britain. Also prominently mentioned are: Victor Amazaspovich Ambartsumian, Ludwig Franz Benedikt Biermann, Walter M. Elsasser, Bertil Lindblad, Alla Genrikhova Massevitch, H. S. Ruse, Erwin Schrödinger, Andréi Borísovich Sevérnyi, H. H. Turner; Baptist Church, Royal Astronomical Society, Royal Society (Great Britain), University College of North Wales, University College of Swansea, and University of Oxford.
Born 1906.
Ambart︠s︡umi︠a︡n, V. A. (Viktor Amazaspovich)
Biermann, Ludwig, 1907-1986.
Cowling, T. G. (Thomas George)
Eddington, Arthur Stanley, Sir, 1882-1944.
Elsasser, Walter M., 1904-1991.
Jeans, James Hopwood, Sir, 1877-1946.
Milne, Edward Arthur, 1896-1950.
Nicholson, John William, b. 1881.
Schrödinger, Erwin, 1887-1961
Imperial College of Science and Technology.
Royal Astronomical Society.
Royal Society (Great Britain)
University of Leeds.
University of Oxford.
Astronomy -- Great Britain.
Gases, Kinetic theory of.
Magnetohydrodynamics.
Mathematics.
Solar magnetic field.
Stars -- Structure.
World War, 1914-1918.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Transcripts. aat
Alfvén, Hannes, 1908-1995
Chapman, Sydney, 1888-1970.
Griffith, I. O.
Lindbald, Bertil.
Ruse, H. S.
S'evernyi, Andrei Borisovich.
Turner, Herbert Hall.
University College of North Wales.
University College of Swansea.
DeVorkin, David H., 1944- Interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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