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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.
Dingle, Herbert, 1890-
Eddington, Arthur Stanley, Sir, 1882-1944.
Frisch, Otto Robert, 1904-
Gold, Thomas
Hoyle, Fred, 1915-2001
Jeffreys, Harold, 1891-1989-
Jordan, Edward C. (Edward Conrad)
Kelvin, William Thomson, Baron, 1824-1907.
McCrea, William Hunter.
Menzel, Donald H. (Donald Howard), 1901-1976
Ratcliffe, J. A. (John Ashworth)
Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996
Woolley, Richard van der Riet, Sir.
Cornell University.
Great Britain. Admiralty.
Harvard University.
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
Royal Greenwich Observatory.
Skylab Program.
Trinity College (University of Cambridge)
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
University of Cambridge.
Sound.
Astronomical observatories.
Astrophysics.
Biophysics.
Cosmology.
Geophysics.
Hearing.
Radar.
World War, 1939-1945.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
Steady state cosmology.
Moon -- Surface
Bekesy, Georg von.
Bowles, Ken.
Buneman, Oscar.
Clarke, Arthur C. (Arthur Charles), 1917-2008.
Darwin, George Howard, Sir, 1845-1912.
Gordon, Bill.
Levy, Hyman.
Lyttleton, Raymond Arthur
Malik.
Nehru, Pandit.
McCutchen, Charles W.
Mondale, Walter.
Pettengill, Gordon H.
Pumphrey, R. J.
Ryle, Martin, Sir, 1918-
Shaw, R. W.
Spencer-Jones, Harold.
Arecibo Ionospheric Observatory
Rationalist Society.
Zuoz College.
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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