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


NATIONAL RADIO ASTRONOMY OBSERVATORY ARCHIVES

Papers of Woodruff T. Sullivan III: Tapes Series

Interviewee: Bernard Y. Mills

Bernard Y. Mills, 1920-2011. Interviewed 25 August 1976 at Grenoble, length of interview: 165 minutes.

Sullivan's brief summary of topics: Early days and philosophy of CSIRO, solar eclipse, Michelson interferometer positions of strong sources; 1952 survey with Class I and II sources, disagreements with Cambridge and Bolton, radio-link interferometer, concept and construction of Mills Cross, 1953 visit to Pasadena, MSH survey and disagreements with Ryle and Cambridge 2C, defintion of a source, nature of sources and identifications; work on galactic plane H II and supernova remnants; nearby (normal) galaxies; cosmology; CSIRO funding decisions.

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

See the Listing of Conferences and Lectures for Mills' 1982 talk on history.


Modified on Wednesday, 21-Sep-2011 15:46:30 EDT by Ellen Bouton, Archivist (Questions or feedback)