[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: Hendrik Christoffel Van de Hulst

Hendrik C. Van de Hulst, 1918-2000.

  • Interviewed 6 January 1971 in Leiden by Ronald J. Allen, length of interview: 7 minutes.
      Sullivan's brief summary of topics: Theoretical work on radio astronomy and possible radio lines in Holland during World War II; competition between Harvard and Leiden towards discovery of 21-cm line; early 21-cm line days.

  • Interviewed 26 November 1973 in Leiden, length of interview: 61 minutes.
      Sullivan's brief summary of topics: A lot on wartime Holland and the famous 1944 colloquium; post-war in the State (visited Reber); at Harvard for 21-cm H I discovery; 1954 galactic structure paper; M31 H I paper; general comments on Dutch radio astronomy.

    See Van de Hulst, Hendrik C. [Interview Date: November 26, 1973] for the transcript and full audio of this interview.
  • Interviewed 6 September 1978 at Leiden, length of interview: 56 minutes.
      Sullivan's brief summary of topics: Follow-up on 1973 interview; a few research topics missed before; more general questions about radio astronomy and its relations with optical astronomy, status of field at various stages; his views on other groups.

    See Van de Hulst, Hendrik C. [Interview Date: September 6, 1978] for the transcript and full audio of this interview.

Sullivan's files include: Publications card, Sullivan's notes, transcription of Sullivan's interviews (1973 interview reviewed and edited by Sullivan, 1978 interview not reviewed or edited), correspondence with Sullivan, archival material. Additional material on Van de Hulst is included in the files on Leiden in the Institutional Unit.

See also A Course in Radio Astronomy, Hendrik C. Van de Hulst, 1951. The first known academic course specifically on radio astronomy was taught by Hendrik C. van de Hulst (1918-2000), first at Leiden in Fall 1950, then again in Spring semester 1951 as Astronomy 241b at Harvard University, where Van de Hulst was a Visiting Professor. The pdf presented here was made by W. Miller Goss from a paper copy belonging to Woodruff T. Sullivan III. The underlining and annotations throughout the text were made by Sullivan.


Modified on Wednesday, 13-Jul-2016 16:08:25 EDT by Ellen Bouton, Archivist (Questions or feedback)