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Tremaine, Scott, 1950-
Oral history interview with Scott Tremaine, 2001 October 29, 30, 31.
Biographical oral history interview. Traces Tremain's career through undergrad and graduate school. Discussion of his work with Jeremiah Ostriker at Princeton, interest in theory and dynamical modeling, and reception of dark matter theories as well as role of Vera Rubin. Contrasts astronomy in U.S. versus Canada. Post graduate work at Caltech and Cambridge. Time at MIT. Discussion of large-scale collaboration in NUKERS project. Covers his participation in three decadeal surveys for astronomy. Return to Princeton and tenure as department chair. Concludes with broad set of questions and discussion about major changes in astronomy, marriage of physics and astronomy, importance of theories about dark matter and dark energy.
Astrophysicist (Stellar Dynamics, Celestial Mechanics). Director of Canadian Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics; Professor of Astronomy, Princeton University from 1998.
Ostriker, J. P.
Rubin, Vera C., 1928-2016
Tremaine, Scott, 1950-
Dark energy (Astronomy)
Dark matter (Astronomy)
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McCray, Patrick (W. Patrick) interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA