[Cover of Sullivan's book 2009, Cosmic Noise]
Sullivan's Cosmic Noise, Cambridge University Press, 2009


Papers of Woodruff T. Sullivan III: Tapes Series

Interviewee: Wilbur Norman "Chris" Christiansen

Wilbur Norman "Chris" Christiansen, 1913-2007. Interviewed 27 August 1976 at Grenoble, length of interview: 100 minutes.

Sullivan's brief summary of topics: Prewar and wartime radio communications work; CSIRO structure and Pawsey; early solar monitoring and bursts; 1951-1952 H I survey and receivers; 1-D grating array and 2-D Chris-Cross at Potts Hill and Fleurs; Tb(r); slowly varying component, size of bursts; 1 year with French group; 2 years working on Benelux Cross; CSIRO to U Sydney "blow-up" and first work there; help given to mainland China.

Sullivan's notes include: Publications card, transcription of Sullivan's interview (partially reviewed and edited by Sullivan), correspondence with Sullivan, photo.

See the Listing of Conferences and Lectures for Christiansen's 1981 talk on history.

Modified on Wednesday, 21-Sep-2011 15:36:57 EDT by Ellen Bouton, Archivist (Questions or feedback)