Oral history interview with Thomas George Cowling, 1978 March 22.


Oral history interview with Thomas George Cowling, 1978 March 22.

Early life in London during World War I; developing interests in mathematics; training at University of Oxford under John Nicholson, I.O. Griffith and Edward A. Milne; contact with Sydney Chapman and research on solar magnetic field and stellar structure; position at Imperial College with Chapman; comments on stellar structure studies of James Jeans, Edward Milne, and Arthur Eddington; work on Kinetic Theory of Gases and Magnetohydrodynamics and continued work in stellar structure; work during World War II and later contact with Hannes Alfvén; later positions and move to University of Leeds; growth and progress of astronomy in Britain. Also prominently mentioned are: Victor Amazaspovich Ambartsumian, Ludwig Franz Benedikt Biermann, Walter M. Elsasser, Bertil Lindblad, Alla Genrikhova Massevitch, H.S. Ruse, Erwin Schrödinger, Andréi Borísovich Sevérnyi, H.H. Turner; Baptist Church, Royal Astronomical Society, Royal Society (Great Britain), University College of North Wales, University College of Swansea, and University of Oxford.

Transcript, 45 p.


SNAC Resource ID: 8315276

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