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Burbidge, Geoffrey R.
Oral history interview with Geoffrey R. Burbidge, 1974 November 15.
Early life in the Cotswolds, England; Bristol University, 1943, and physics program during WWII; teachers include Nevill Mott and Edward Tyndall; effect of WWII; work with Harrie Massey on meson capture; University College, London; meets wife and growing contacts in astronomy, late 1940s; thesis, 1952; work in stellar atmosphere; visit to U.S. at Howard and Terkes, 1951-1953; Cavendish group under Martin Ryle, house theoretician; contact with William Fowler and growing interest in nucleosynthesis, 1954; fellowship at Pasadena, 1955; opinions on operation of major observatories, philosophy of cosmological research, reaction to steady state; problem of high energy sources, synchrotron radiation; belief structure in cosmology; Halton Arp's work; Nuclear Processes in AstrophysicsB 2FH; Yerkes Observatory, 1957; physics of galaxies, 1959. Also prominently mentioned are: Wilhelm Heinrich Walter Baade, Margaret Burbidge, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Paul A. M. Dirac, Enrico Fermi, William Alfred Fowler, James Edward Gunn, Fred Hoyle, Martin Ryle, Allan Sandage, Maarten Schmidt, and Arthur Wolfe.
Arp, Halton C.
Baade, Walter, 1893-1960.
Burbidge, E. Margaret
Burbidge, Geoffrey R.
Chandrasekhar, S. (Subrahmanyan), 1910-1995
Dirac, P. A. M. (Paul Adrien Maurice), 1902-1984
Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954.
Fowler, William A.
Gunn, J. E. (James Edward), 1938-
Hoyle, Fred, 1915-2001
Massey, Harrie Stewart Wilson, Sir.
Mott, N. F. (Nevill Francis), Sir, 1905-
Ryle, Martin, 1918-1984-
Sandage, Allan
Schmidt, Maarten, 1929-
Tyndall, Edward P. T.
Wolfe, A. F. (Arthur F.)
University College, London.
University of Bristol.
Yerkes Observatory.
Astronomical observatories -- Administration.
Steady state cosmology.
Synchrotron radiation.
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Wright, Paul, interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA