Interview with John "Jack" Hobart Piddington

Description

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

Creator

Papers of Woodruff T. Sullivan III

Rights

Contact Archivist for details. See Addresses Needed.

Type

Oral History

Interviewer

Sullivan, Woodruff T., III

Interviewee

Piddington, John "Jack" Hobart

Original Format of Digital Item

Audio cassette tape

Duration

70 minutes

Interview Date

1978-03-13

Interview 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.

Series

Working Files Series

Unit

Individuals Unit

Citation

Papers of Woodruff T. Sullivan III, “Interview with John "Jack" Hobart Piddington,” NRAO/AUI Archives, accessed April 13, 2024, https://www.nrao.edu/archives/items/show/15121.