NATIONAL RADIO ASTRONOMY OBSERVATORY ARCHIVES
Papers of Woodruff T. Sullivan III: Tapes Series
Interviewee: Geoffrey R. Burbidge
Geoffrey R. Burbidge, 1935-2010
- Interviewed 7 September 1976 in Paris, length of interview: 11 minutes.
Sullivan's brief summary of topics: 1953-1955 at Cavendish; theory of radio sources, mainly synchrotron; Cambridge attitudes; use of log n-log s; general comments on "standard opinion." Note: the tape containing the second part of this interview was stolen with the tape recorder on 11 September 1976, and Burbidge was re-interviewed in 1979.
- Interviewed 22 May 1979 at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Tucson, Arizona, length of interview: 60 minutes.
Sullivan's brief summary of topics: 1953-1960s on theory of radio emission, especially synchrotron, in galactic background and especially in radio sources; log n-log s and other cosmological controversies; Cambridge group and "belief" in science; energetics of radio sources and quasars.
See Burbidge, Geoffrey R. [Interview Date: May 22, 1979] for a transcript of this interview.
Sullivan's files include: Publications card, Sullivan's notes, transcription of Sullivan's interview, archival material.
See the Listing of Conferences and Lectures for Burbidge's 1976 and 1980 talks.
Modified on Thursday, 17-Jan-2013 10:45:13 EST by Ellen Bouton, Archivist
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