[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 A. Matthews

Thomas A. Matthews, dates unknown. Interviewed 18 December 1973 at the University of Maryland, length of interview: 45 minutes.

Interviewee's permission required to access interview.

Sullivan's brief summary of topics: 1954-56 with H-line group at Harvard, 1956-65 at Cal Tech; good criticisms of both groups; 33 ft dish on Mt. Palomar; first CTA and CTB surveys, optical identifications and the story of how quasars were found, rivalry with Cambridge.

Working file includes: Kenneth I. Kellermann's detailed notes on the interview, 1 February 2012.

Modified on Monday, 29-Apr-2013 14:22:31 EDT by Ellen Bouton, Archivist (Questions or feedback)