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Schmidt, Maarten, 1929-
Oral history interview with Maarten Schmidt, 1975 June 9 and 1977 October 24.
Early years in Holland and attraction to astronomy; education at Groningen (1946-1949) and at Leiden under Oort (1949-1956); life at Hale Observatories and Caltech (1956-1977). Research on comets, radio map of galaxy, distribution of mass and rate of star formation in galaxy, red shifts of galaxies and quasars, nature of quasars. Views on cosmology, use of 200-inch telescope, and social relations of astronomy.
Maarten Schmidt, (1929-) Astronomer. Professor, California Institute of Technology.
Oort, Jan Hendrik.
Schmidt, Maarten, 1929-
California Institute of Technology
Hale Observatories.
Rijksuniversiteit te Groningen
Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden
Sterrewacht Leiden.
Astronomy -- Study and teaching.
Astrophysics -- History
Comets -- Research.
Radio sources (Astronomy)
Stars -- Formation.
Sound recordings lcgft
Interviews. aat
Oral histories. aat
Transcripts. aat
Weart, Spencer R., 1942- interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA