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Low, Frank James
Oral history interview with Frank J. Low, 2000 January 25 and May 4.
In this interview, Frank Low discusses his life and career. Topics discussed include: Yale University; Rice University; Tom Bonner; Bud Rorschach; William Houston; Texas Instruments; Dewar flasks; King Walters; low-temperature germanium and silicon bolometers; Infrared Laboratories; infrared astronomy; Harold L. Johnson; National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO); Gemini Project; Gerry Neugebauer; California Institute of Technology; Carl Sagan; Frank Drake; McDonald Observatory; Geoffrey Burbidge; Gerard Kuiper; Kitt Peak National Observatory; Ames Research Center; Leo Goldberg; University of Arizona; George Rieke; Giovanni Fazio; Doug Kleinmann; Susan Kleinmann; Bill Hoffmann; Fred Gillett; Bob Leighton; Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS); Nancy Boggess; Rockwell International.
American physicist (1933-2009). Low was a solid state physicist who became a leader in the field of infrared astronomy after inventing the gallium doped germanium bolometer in 1961. This detector extended the range of the observable spectrum to much longer wavelengths. He was a Professor at the University of Arizona from 1965.
Boggess, Nancy W.
Bonner, Tom Wilkerson. 1910-1961.
Burbidge, Geoffrey R.
Drake, Frank D.
Fazio, Giovanni G., 1933-
Gillett, Fred, 1937-2001
Goldberg, Leo
Hoffmann, William F.
Houston, W. V. (William Vermillion), 1900-
Johnson, Harold L. (Harold Lester), 1921-1980
Kleinmann, Doug
Kleinmann, S. G.
Kuiper, Gerard P. (Gerard Peter), 1905-1973
Leighton, Robert B.
Low, Frank James
Neugebauer, G. (Gerry)
Rieke, G. H. (George Henry)
Rorschach, Harold Emil
Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996
Walters, G. K. (Geoffrey King), 1931-
Ames Research Center.
California Institute of Technology
Gemini Project
Infrared Astronomical Satellite
Infrared Laboratories, Inc.
Kitt Peak National Observatory
McDonald Observatory
National Radio Astronomy Observatory (U.S.)
Rice University
Rockwell International
Texas Instruments Incorporated
University of Arizona.
Yale University.
Dewar flasks
Infrared 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