[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: Kevin C. Westfold

Kevin C. Westfold, 1921-2001. Interviewed 13 March 1978 by telephone from Sydney to Monash University, Victoria, length of interview: 60 minutes.

Sullivan's brief summary of topics: ~1949+ equation of transfer, etc. of radio waves in sun; theory of solar bursts; role as a theorist in Radiophysics; 100-MHz galactic background survey with Bolton and its interpretation; collisional and polarization effects in a plasma; 1957-58 at Cal Tech.

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

See also Radio Astronomy, Kevin C. Westfold, 1958. A course in radio astronomy was given at the California Institute of Technology in both the Spring and Fall terms of 1958 as Ay 133 by Kevin C. Westfold (1921-2001)), then a Visiting Professor on leave from the Radiophysics Division, Sydney. These notes focus on the theoretical aspects of radio emission. The pdf presented here was made by W. Miller Goss from a paper copy belonging to Barry Clark, who took the course as an undergraduate student. The notes were originally in mimeograph form, but were never bound or formally distributed.

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