[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 W. Findlay

John W. Findlay, 1915-1994. Interviewed 14 August and 18 August 1981 at the URSI Meeting in Washington D.C., length of interview: 105 minutes.

Sullivan's brief summary of topics: 1937-53 in Ratcliffe's ionosphere group at Cavendish; views on Ratcliffe's role in radio astronomy and on all members of Ryle's group and how it was run and financed; 1957+ with NRAO at Green Bank - adminstrative and scientific beginnings of NRAO; 85 foot, 140 foot, 300 foot dishes; WARC (1959, Geneva); his Cas A horn; views in science.

See Findlay, John W. [Interview Date: August 14 and August 18, 1981] for a transcript of this interview.

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

See the Listing of Conferences and Lectures for Findlay's 1974 talk on NRAO.

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