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American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics. Study of Multi-Institutional Collaborations. Phase III: Ground-Based Astronomy, Materials Science, Heavy-Ion and Nuclear Physics, Medical Physics, and Computer-Mediated Collaborations.
Oral history interviews. Ground-based astronomy: Berkeley-Illinois-Maryland Array (BIMA), 1996-1997.
Interviews include Leo Blitz (University of Maryland), Richard Crutcher (University of Illinois at Urbana), and William Welch (University of California, Berkeley).
A documentation research project to study the complex issues facing the historical documentation of multi-institutional collaborations in physics and allied sciences. Phase III focused on four disciplinary areas of ground-based astronomy, materials science, heavy-ion physics, and medical physics, and a category named computer-mediated collaborations. The Berkeley-Illinois-Maryland Array (BIMA) was a collaboration to build and operate a hard-wired array of antennae that would together function as the world's highest-resolution radio telescope at millimeter wavelengths. The array is at Hat Creek, where Berkeley has long maintained radio-astronomy facilities, but is operated remotely from the three member organizations (Univ. of California, Berkeley, University of Illinois, University of Maryland). Work began in 1985. Funding comes from the universities themselves and the National Science Foundation.
University of California, Berkeley.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
University of Maryland, College Park.
Astronomical observatories -- Design and construction.
Astronomy -- Documentation.
Astrophysics.
Group work in research.
Physics -- Archival resources.
Physics -- Research -- Documentation.
Radio astronomy -- Observatories -- United States.
Radio telescopes -- Design and construction.
Sociology -- Research.
Sociology -- Statistical methods.
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American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics. Study of Multi-Institutional Collaborations.
Berkeley-Illinois-Maryland Array.
Blitz, Leo.
Capitos, Anthony, archivist.
Chompalov, Ivan. sociologist.
Crutcher, Richard Metcalf, 1945-
Genuth, Joel, historian.
Shrum, Wesley, 1953- sociologist.
Warnow-Blewett, Joan. 1931- project director.
Weart, Spencer R., 1942- associate director.
Welch, William John, 1934-
Center for History of Physics (American Institute of Physics)
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