[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: Thomas Gold

Thomas Gold, 1920-2004. Interviewed 24 June 1976 at the AAS Meeting in Haverford, length of interview: 90 minutes

Sullivan's brief summary of topics: Wartime radar work with Bondi and Hoyle; relationship at Cambridge with Ratcliffe's and Ryle's groups; controversy over the distance of the 1C radio sources; controversy over log N-log S accuracy; ~1957-59 directing Agassiz Observatory; 1959+ managing the Arecibo dish construction and problems with the line feed; early explanation of pulsars as rotating neutron stars.

See Gold, Thomas [Interview Date: June 24, 1976] for a transcript of this interview and a brief audio clip.

Sullivan's files include: Publications card, Sullivan's notes, transcription of Sullivan's interview, transcription of 1976 Weart interview, correspondence with Sullivan, archival material.

Modified on Wednesday, 01-May-2013 10:30:31 EDT by Ellen Bouton, Archivist (Questions or feedback)