[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: John E. Baldwin

John E. Baldwin, 1931-2010

  • Interviewed 26 July 1972, Groningen, length of interview: 120 minutes.
      Sullivan's brief summary of topics:"Entire" history of Cambridge radio astronomy group 1945-1964. He started there in 1952. First work on sun and ionospheric scintillation, then all the low frequency surveys: 1C, 2C, 3C, 3CR, 4C, 5C. Concepts of aperture synthesis and interferometery and philosophy of the group. Intensity and excitement of two ~2 month periods in December 1957 and December 1968 connected with Sputnik I and first pulsars. Source counts, source structures, engineering versus astronomy, etc.

  • Interviewed 9 June 1981, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, length of interview: 100 minutes.
      Sullivan's brief summary of topics: Studies of radio sources of large angular size and of galactic background 1952-1962; 2C, 3C and 4C surveys and logN-LogS confusion, Mills/Hoyle controversies; impressions of other groups and of his own's style

Sullivan's files include: Publications card, correspondence with Sullivan, Sullivan's notes, archival material

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