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Münch, Guido, 1921-
Oral history interview with Guido Münch, 1977 July 7.
Early life in Mexico; Civil Engineering school, 1938, physics in Mexico; University of Mexico; study group; visitors from the United States, 1941; McDonald and Yerkes Observatories, 1942; work with Otto Struve; modern physics at University of Mexico; contact with Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar; Solomon Lefshetz's influence on mathematics in Mexico; Yerkes courses and general atmosphere after 1944; Struve's administration; work with Chandrasekhar; postdoctoral work in Mexico; return to Yerkes, staff reorganization; research at Yerkes, including radiative transfer, stellar envelopes, and Jupiter (Gerhard Herzberg); Mt. Wilson and work there; Caltech position; general research in 1950s and 1960s; limitations of present day research; teaching at Caltech; National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); decision to accept position in Germany; Caltech and Carnegie Institute of Technology; role of Kitt Peak Observatory in Federal Funding for Astronomy; reflections on past work. Also prominently mentioned are: Camilo Arguello, Wilhelm Heinrich Walter Baade, Jesse Leonard Greenstein, Robert Hutchins, Gerard Peter Kuiper, William Wilson Morgan, Luis Münch, Satero Prieto, Olin Chaddock Wilson; Hale Observatories, and Tonantzintla Observatory.
Astronomer (Astrophysics). Born 1921.
Baade, Walter, 1893-1960.
Chandrasekhar, S. (Subrahmanyan), 1910-1995-
Greenstein, Jesse L. (Jesse Leonard), 1909-2002-
Kuiper, Gerard P. (Gerard Peter), 1905-1973
Morgan, W. W. (William Wilson), 1906-
Münch, Guido, 1921-
Struve, Otto, 1897-1963.
California Institute of Technology
Carnegie Institution of Washington.
Hale Observatories.
Kitt Peak National Observatory.
McDonald Observatory.
Mount Wilson Solar Observatory.
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Yerkes Observatory.
Astronomical observatories.
Astrophysics -- History
Radiative transfer.
Stars -- Structure.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
Arguello, Camilo.
Herzberg, Gerhard, 1904-1999
Hutchins, Robert Maynard, 1899-1977
Lefschetz, Solomon, 1884-1972.
Prieto, Satero.
Wilson, Olin Chaddock.
Astronomy -- Study and teaching.
Observatorio Tonantzintla
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.
DeVorkin, David H., 1944- interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA