[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: Stefan F. Smerd

Stefan F. Smerd, 1916-1978.

  • Interviewed 20 August 1975 at the AAS Meeting in San Diego, length of interview: 45 minutes.
      Sullivan's brief summary of topics: Interviewed with Kevin Sheridan; solar work in Wild's group at CSIRO 1947-1967 (Culgoora), how Radiophysics Division operated with many "stars," spectroheliographs, burst polarization, quiet sun models, etc. [Sullivan notes that the audio for this interview was very poor.]

  • Interviewed 6 March 1978 at CSIRO/Radiophysics in Sydney, length of interview: 85 minutes.
      Sullivan's brief summary of topics: refugees from Austria via England; war work on magnetron theory; solar physics theory with Westfold at Radiophysics; solar corona and chromospheric models for comparsion of radio observations; state of the field seen in 1953 and 1963 reviews; theory of bursts and plasma processes ≤1963; leadership of Wild and Pawsey.

Sullivan's files include: publications card, Sullivan's notes, archival material.

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