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Peebles, P. J. E. (Phillip James Edwin)
Oral history interview P. J. E. Peebles, 1984 September 27.
Early life and schooling in Manitoba, Canada. Undergraduate studies (engineering, later physics) at University of Manitoba; graduate studies at Princeton University, Ph.D. 1962 (Robert Dicke); the gravity research group. Comments on family. Rest of interview is mainly discussion of his published papers on temperature of meteorites and Paul A. M. Dirac's cosmology (with R. Dicke, J. Geophys. Res., 1962) done before his thesis work: Blackbody radiation and the formation of galaxies (Astrophysics J. 1965), helium production (Ralph Alpher and Robert Herman); primeval helium abundance (1966); works on pregalactic objects, young galaxies (1967-68), superclusters of galaxies (with Jer Tsang Yu, Astrophysics Journal, 1969) and masses of galaxies (with Jeremiah P. Ostriker, 1974); Big Bang cosmology (with Dicke, 1979). Collaboration with Dicke, his graduate students and other co-workers. Comments on the Space Telescope and on the dark matter puzzle.
Alpher, Ralph
Dicke, Robert H. (Robert Henry)
Dirac, P. A. M. (Paul Adrien Maurice), 1902-1984
Herman, Robert, 1914-
Ostriker, J. P.
Peebles, P. J. E. (Phillip James Edwin)
Yu, Jer Tsang
Hubble Space Telescope (Spacecraft)
Princeton University.
University of Manitoba.
Big bang theory.
Blackbody radiation.
Galaxies -- Clusters.
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Harwit, Martin, 1931- interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA