[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: E.G. "Taffy" Bowen

E.G. "Taffy" Bowen, 1911-1991

  • Interviewed 24 December 1973 at the Australian Embassy in Washington D.C., length of interview: 75 minutes.
      Sullivan's brief summary of topics: 1930s radar development with Watson-Watt, comments on wartime "radio astronomy" and Allied effort in England, Radiation Lab, and CSIRO; high points of CSIRO 1946-1954 (Pawsey, Wild, Bolton, Mills, Christiansen) and relations with Mt. Stromlo (Woolley and Allen) and Cambridge; 210 ft Parkes dish development; many general comments.

    See Bowen, E. G. "Taffy" [Interview Date: December 24, 1973] for a transcript of this interview.
  • Interviewed 22 June 1978 at Bowen's home in West River, Maryland, length of interview: 65 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 Bowen, E. G. "Taffy" [Interview Date: June 22, 1978] for a transcript of this interview.

Sullivan's files include: Publications card, archival material, transcriptions of Sullivan's interviews (interviews partially reviewed and edited by both Sullivan and Bowen), correspondence.

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