Interview with André Boischot


André Boischot, 1925- . Interviewed 9 July 1976 at Meudon, Length of interview: 42 minutes.


Papers of Woodruff T. Sullivan III


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Oral History


Sullivan, Woodruff T., III


Boischot, Andre


Original Format of Digital Item

Audio cassette tape


42 minutes

Interview Topics

Building early arrays at Nançay; Type IV solar burst discovery and study; single frequency arrays vs spectro-heliographs; design and testing of Nançay reflector; other odd low-frequency solar burst work.

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