[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 G. Bolton

John Bolton, 1922-1993

  • Interviewed 13 August 1976 at Jodrell Bank, length of interview: 35 minutes.
      Sullivan's brief summary of topics: 1946-1949 at CSIRO with sea-cliff interferometer; survey for radio sources, position of Cygnus A, optical identifications of Taurus A, Centaurus A, Virgo A.

    See Bolton, John G. [Interview Date: August 13, 1976] for a transcript of this interview.
  • Interviewed 15 March 1978 at Parkes, length of interview: 225 minutes.
      Sullivan's brief summary of topics: Further details of early radio source work with sea cliff interferometers; development of cliff technique; galactic background survey and interpretation; world trip in 1950; personalities in Radiophysics (Bowen, Pawsey); 1955-1961 developing Owens Valley 2 x 90 ft and doing radio source positions, sizes, etc; optical identifications and relations with optical astronomers; philosophy on cosmology; plans for Parkes.

    See Bolton, John G. [Interview Date: March 15, 1978] for a transcript of this interview and a brief audio clip.

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

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