[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: Geoffrey R. Burbidge

Geoffrey R. Burbidge, 1935-2010

  • Interviewed 7 September 1976 in Paris, length of interview: 11 minutes.
      Sullivan's brief summary of topics: 1953-1955 at Cavendish; theory of radio sources, mainly synchrotron; Cambridge attitudes; use of log n-log s; general comments on "standard opinion." Note: the tape containing the second part of this interview was stolen with the tape recorder on 11 September 1976, and Burbidge was re-interviewed in 1979.

  • Interviewed 22 May 1979 at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Tucson, Arizona, length of interview: 60 minutes.
      Sullivan's brief summary of topics: 1953-1960s on theory of radio emission, especially synchrotron, in galactic background and especially in radio sources; log n-log s and other cosmological controversies; Cambridge group and "belief" in science; energetics of radio sources and quasars.

    See Burbidge, Geoffrey R. [Interview Date: May 22, 1979] for a transcript of this interview.

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

See the Listing of Conferences and Lectures for Burbidge's 1976 and 1980 talks.

Modified on Thursday, 17-Jan-2013 10:45:13 EST by Ellen Bouton, Archivist (Questions or feedback)