[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 "Jack" Hobart Piddington

John "Jack" Hobart Piddington, 1910-1997. Interviewed 13 March 1978 at the National Measurements Laboratory in Sydney, length of interview: 70 minutes.

Sullivan's brief summary of topics: Wartime work in Radiophysics; brief WWII attempt to detect sun and calculations on moon radar; high-frequency (>600 MHz) projects on moon, sun, and galactic background 1948-51; solar corona/chromosphere theory and galactic background theory and disputes regarding his theories; radio burst and solar active regions theory; "cosmic electrodynamcis"; synchrotron theory.

Sullivan's files include: Publications card, Sullivan's notes, transcription of Sullivan's interview (reviewed and edited by Sullivan), correspondence with Sullivan, archival material.

Modified on Wednesday, 07-Sep-2011 16:12:52 EDT by Ellen Bouton, Archivist (Questions or feedback)