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Gold, Thomas.
Oral history interview with Thomas Gold, 1978 April 1.
Childhood in Germany and family background; competitive spirit. War years; internment and war work on radar with Herman Bondi and Frederick Hoyle, 1942-1945. At University of Cambridge; development of theory of hearing and steady state theory; at Greenwich Observatory, 1952-1956; research on lunar surface and terrestrial dynamics; positions at Harvard and Cornell Universities; involvement with Arecibo Observatory; involvement with governmental agencies including National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Aeronautic and Space Organization (NASA); changes in government funding. Development and reception of steady state theory. Also contains a 29-page interview conducted by the BBC, and a 56-page appendix, The Pandit Nehru Election Campaign for Chancellor of University of Cambridge, 1950. Also prominently mentioned are: Georg von Békésy, Ken Bowles, Oscar Buneman, Arthur Clarke, George Darwin, Herbert Dingle, Arthur Stanley Eddington, Otto Robert Frisch, Bill Gordon, Fred Hoyle, Harold Jeffreys, E. C. Jordan, William Thomson Kelvin, Hyman Levy, Raymond Lyttleton, Malik, William Hunter McCrea, Charles W. McCutchen, Donald Howard Menzel, Walter Mondale, Gordon Pettengill, R. J. Pumphrey, J. A. Ratcliffe, Martin Ryle, Carl Sagan, R. W. Shaw, Harold Spencer-Jones, Carl Friedrich Weizsäcker, Richard van der Riet Woolley; Cornell University, Great Britain Admiralty, Rationalist Society, Skylab, Trinity College (University of Cambridge), University of Cambridge, and Zuoz College.
Died June 22, 2004.
Bondi, Hermann.
Bowles, Ken
Buneman, Oscar
Clarke, Arthur C. (Arthur Charles), 1917-2008
Darwin, George Howard, Sir, 1845-1912.
Dingle, Herbert, 1890-
Eddington, Arthur Stanley, Sir, 1882-1944.
Frisch, Otto Robert, 1904-
Gold, Thomas
Gordon, Bill
Hoyle, Fred, 1915-2001
Jeffreys, Harold, 1891-1989-
Jordan, Edward C. (Edward Conrad)
Kelvin, William Thomson, Baron, 1824-1907.
Levy, Hyman
Lyttleton, Raymond Arthur
Malik
McCrea, William Hunter.
McCutchen, Charles W.
Menzel, Donald H. (Donald Howard), 1901-1976
Mondale, Walter
Nehru, Pandit
Pettengill, Gordon H.
Pumphrey, R. J.
Ratcliffe, J. A. (John Ashworth)
Ryle, Martin, 1918-1984-
Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996
Shaw, R. W.
Spencer-Jones, Harold
Von Bekesy, Georg
Woolley, Richard van der Riet, Sir.
Arecibo Ionospheric Observatory
Cornell University.
Great Britain. Admiralty.
Harvard University.
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
Rationalist Society
Royal Greenwich Observatory.
Skylab Program.
Trinity College (University of Cambridge)
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
University of Cambridge.
Zuoz College
Astronomical observatories.
Astrophysics.
Biophysics.
Cosmology.
Geophysics.
Hearing.
Radar.
Sound.
Steady state cosmology.
World War, 1939-1945.
Moon -- Surface
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
Weart, Spencer R., 1942- interviewer.
British Broadcasting Corporation.
Maddox, John, interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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