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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 Alfvň; 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 Schrd̲inger, Andrǐ Bors̕ovich Sevřnyi, 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.
Alfvň, Hannes, 1908-1995
Ambart s umi a n, V. A. (Viktor Amazaspovich)
Biermann, Ludwig, 1907-1986.
Chapman, Sydney, 1888-1970
Cowling, T. G. (Thomas George)
Eddington, Arthur Stanley, Sir, 1882-1944.
Elsasser, Walter M., 1904-
Griffith, I. O.
Jeans, James Hopwood, Sir, 1877-1946.
Lindbald, Bertil
Milne, Edward Arthur, 1896-1950.
Nicholson, John William, b. 1881.
Ruse, H. S.
S'evernyi, Andrei Borisovich
Schrd̲inger, Erwin, 1887-1961
Turner, Herbert Hall
Imperial College of Science and Technology.
Royal Astronomical Society.
Royal Society (Great Britain)
University College of North Wales
University College of Swansea
University of Leeds.
University of Oxford.
Astronomy -- Great Britain.
Gases, Kinetic theory of.
Solar magnetic field.
Stars -- Structure.
World War, 1914-1918.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Transcripts. aat
DeVorkin, David H., 1944- Interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA