[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: Arno A. Penzias

Arno A. Penzias, 1933- . Interviewed 23 January 1974 in Seattle, length of interview: 35 minutes.

Sullivan's brief summary of topics: His maser with Townes at Columbia (and Naval Research Laboratory). Early OH work; 3K background discovery (in detail), little on mm molecular lines, philosophy of Bell Labs vis-à-vis Jansky to Penzias.

Sullivan's files include: partial transcription of Sullivan's interview, archival material, Sullivan's notes.

Modified on Tuesday, 20-Mar-2012 10:51:43 EDT by Ellen Bouton, Archivist (Questions or feedback)