Responses to History of Modern Astrophysics Survey, 1980.

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Responses to History of Modern Astrophysics Survey, 1980.

Responses to a 1980 survey of eminent astronomers and astrophysicists selected by project advisors to the American Institute of Physics (AIP) Center for History of Physics. Recipients were asked to discuss their decision to enter astronomy; their work during the Second World War; their professional work outside astronomy; the fields in which they have been most active, the advances in both those fields and others, and their own accomplishments and satisfactions; sources of funding; their perceptions of public attitudes; the influence of religion or philosophy on their work as astronomers; and their opinions on questions relating to the Big Bang Theory, cosmology, up-coming important developments, and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. File includes responses from: Arthur Adel, Howard Lucius Andrews, Ralph Belknap Baldwin, Emily Hughes Boyce, Clarence Higbee Cleminshaw, Gilbert Douglas, Edwin G. Ebbighausen, Richard Maury Emberson, Clinton Banker Ford, Louis Craig Green, Francis Joseph Heyden, Theodor Siegumfeldt Jacobsen, Herbert Jehle, Philip Childs Keenan, Zdenêk Kopal, Israel Monroe Levitt, Sarah Lee Lippincott, Willem Jacob Luyten, Freeman Devold Miller, Gerard Francis William Mulders, John Aloysius O'Keefe, Thornton Leigh Page, Daniel Magnes Popper, William A. Rense, Carol Anger Rieke, Philip Shaefer Riggs, Alice Marguerite Risley, Walter Orr Roberts, George Shortley, Albert Melvin Skellett, Thomas Richard Nelson, Lois Keener Thome, Clyde William Tombaugh, Nicholas Emory Wagman, Balfour Stanley Whitney, Raymond Hiram Wilson Jr., Edith J. Woodward, and Frances Woodworth Wright.

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John A. O'Keefe (1916-2001). Planetary physicist. BA, astronomy, Harvard (1937); PhD, astronomy, University of Chicago (1941). Head of Research and Analysis branch, United States Army Corps of Engineers; assistant chief, Theoretical Division, Goddard Space Flight Center (1958-). From the description of John A. O'Keefe collection, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154305889 ...

Center for History of Physics (American Institute of Physics)

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This oral history project was undertaken by the Center for History of Physics of the American Institute of Physics, beginning in about 1976. The American Philosophical Society Library is a designated repository for the archive, which includes photocopies of typed manuscripts of the interviews, and microfilm and microfiche of certain manuscript collections of astrophysicists. These include the papers of Robert D'E Atkinson, Seth Chandler, Theodore Dunham [The American Philosophical Society has re...

Luyten, Willem Jacob, 1899-1994

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Luyten died in 1994. From the description of Response to History of Modern Astrophysics Survey, 1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79918246 Willem J. Luyten was born on 7 March 1899 in Semarang, Dutch East Indies (now Java, Indonesia). He earned his B.A. in 1918 from the University of Amsterdam and his M.A. in 1920 and Ph.D. in 1921 from the University of Leiden, Holland (now Leiden University, the Netherlands). Before coming to the University of Minnesota, Dr...

Ford, C. B.

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Roberts, Walter Orr

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Orr was born in 1915. From the description of Response to History of Modern Astrophysics Survey, 1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77849767 Solar astronomer and geophysicist. Director of High Altitude Observatory, University of Colorado, 1946-1961; Director, National Center for Atmospheric Research, 1960-1968. From the description of Oral history interview with Walter Orr Roberts, 1987 August 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78228351 From the descri...

Miller, Freeman D. (Freeman Devold), 1909-2000

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Page, Thornton.

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Page was born in 1913. From the description of Response to History of Modern Astrophysics Survey, 1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79980269 ...

Cleminshaw, Clarence H. (Clarence Higbee), 1902-

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Ebbighausen, E. G. 1911-

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Keenan, Joseph Henry, 1900-

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Keenan died in 1977. From the description of Autobiographical notes, ca. 1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80172615 ...

Heyden, Francis J.

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Francis Joseph Heyden was born in 1907. From the description of Response to History of Modern Astrophysics Survey, 1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79617796 ...

Shortley, George, 1910-....

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Kopal, Zdeněk, 1914-1993

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Astronomer. Taught at Harvard and MIT during and after Second World War. Head of Astronomy Department, University of Manchester, 1951-1981. Died 1993. From the description of Papers, ca. 1950s-1980s. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83770241 Kopal died in 1993. From the description of Response to History of Modern Astrophysics Survey, ca. 1968. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84429774 ...

Andrews, Howard Lucius, 1906-....

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Levitt, I. M. 1908-

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Baldwin, Ralph Belknap, 1912-

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Astrophysics. Senior physicist, Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University, 1942-1946; astronomy consultant, Boeing Company, Chance-Vought Corp., Rand Corp., Grumman, Aeronautical Chart and Information Center (NASA), U. S. Air Force moon-mapping project; product manager through chairman of the board, Oliver Machinery Company, 1947-1984. From the description of Correspondence relating to Baldwin's nomination for the 1997 Crafoord Prize in astronomy, awarded by The Royal Swed...

Popper, Daniel M.

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Popper was born in 1913. From the description of Response to History of Modern Astrophysics Survey, 1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83836608 ...