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Schmidt, Maarten.
Oral history interview with Maarten Schmidt, 1975 March 10.
Growing up during World War II; early interest in astronomy; undergraduate studies in Groningen, Holland; graduate school, Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden (Pieter van Rhijn, Jan Oort and Hendrik van de Hulst); Ph.D, 1956; Carnegie Fellow at California Institute of Technology, 1956-1958; assistant professorship at Caltech, from 1959; comparison between Leiden and Caltech then and now; interest in star formation; review of published papers and discussion of research interests; discovery of the quasars; comments on exotic phenomena in astrophysics; Allan Sandage; collaboration with Martin Rees, Cambridge (Malcolm Longair and Peter Scheuer); the quasar PHL 957; future research projects (Donald Weistrop); the original Dutch school of stellar statistics; leisure time interests. Also prominently mentioned are: Adriaan Blaauw, John Bolton, Jesse Leonard Greenstein, Cyril Hazard, Tom R. Matthews, Plaut, Peter Scheuer, and Sidney van den Bergh.
Maarten Schmidt, (1929-) Astronomer. Professor, California Institute of Technology.
Blaauw, Adriaan.
Greenstein, Jesse L. (Jesse Leonard), 1909-2002-
Hulst, H. C. van de (Hendrik Christoffel), 1918-
Oort, Jan Hendrik.
Rees, Martin J., 1942-
Rhijn, P. J. van (Pieter Johannes), b. 1886
Sandage, Allan.
Schmidt, Maarten.
Van den Bergh, Sidney, 1929-
California Institute of Technology
Rijksuniversiteit te Groningen
Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden
University of Cambridge.
Astronomy -- Social aspects.
Astrophysics -- History
Astrophysics -- Study and teaching.
Stars -- Formation.
Statistical astronomy.
Sound recordings. aat
Interviews. aat
Oral histories. aat
Transcripts. aat
Bolton, John Gatenby, 1922.
Hazard, Cyril.
Longair, Malcolm.
Matthews, Tom R.
Scheuer, Peter A. G.
Weistrop, Donald
Wright, Paul, interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA