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Arp, Halton C.
Oral history interview with Halton Christian Arp, 1975 July 29.
In this interview, Halton Arp discusses his childhood and unconventional early education; Harvard University: impressions of courses and social climate; Caltech, Mt. Wilson, comments on Walter Baade and background of Baade's theory; differences between astronomy and astrophysics; early professional career work on Magellanic clouds; interest in peculiar galaxies, Viktor A. Ambartsumian at the 1957 Solvay Conference; Fritz Zwicky; Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies; comments on published papers: Distribution of Quasars compared to Maarten Schmidt's work with similar title; Edoard Stephan's quintet; work on discrepant red shift with respect to the Friedman universe; future research interest, non-professional interests. Also prominently mentioned are: Basch, Bart Jan Bok, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, William Alfred Fowler, Jesse Leonard Greenstein, Edwin Powell Hubble, Milton Lasell Humason, Bernard Lovell, Rudolph Leo Bernhard Minkowski, Jan Hendrik Oort, Edison Petit, Robert Richardson, Allan Sandage, Maarten Schmidt, Harlow Shapley, Dick Stoy, Vanderlaan, Gerard Henri de Vaucouleurs; Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies, Institut de Physique at Solvay, and United States Navy.
Born 1927.
Ambart︠s︡umi︠a︡n, V. A. (Viktor Amazaspovich)
Arp, Halton C.
Baade, Walter, 1893-1960.
Bok, Bart J. (Bart Jan), 1906-1983
Chandrasekhar, S. (Subrahmanyan), 1910-1995
De Vaucouleurs, Gérard, 1918-1995
Fowler, William A.
Greenstein, Jesse L. (Jesse Leonard), 1909-2002-
Hubble, Edwin, 1889-1953
Humason, Milton L. (Milton La Salle), 1891-1972
Lovell, Bernard, 1913-2012.
Minkowski, Rudolph Leo Bernhard, 1895-1976.
Oort, Jan Hendrik.
Petit, Edison
Richardson, Robert
Sandage, Allan.
Schmidt, Maarten, 1929-
Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972.
Stephan, Edoard
Stoy, Richard Hugh, 1910-
Zwicky, F. (Fritz), 1898-1974
California Institute of Technology
Harvard University.
Mount Wilson Observatory.
Palomar Observatory.
United States. Navy
Solvay Conference on Physics (1958).
Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies.
Astronomical observatories.
Astronomy.
Astrophysics
Galaxies.
Quasars
Red shift.
Stars.
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Interviews. aat
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Wright, Paul, interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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