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Schmidt, Maarten, 1929-
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.
Bolton, John Gatenby, 1922-
Greenstein, Jesse L. (Jesse Leonard), 1909-2002-
Hazard, Cyril
Hulst, H. C. van de (Hendrik Christoffel), 1918-
Longair, Malcolm
Matthews, Tom R.
Oort, Jan Hendrik.
Plaut
Rees, Martin J., 1942-
Rhijn, P. J. van (Pieter Johannes), b. 1886
Sandage, Allan.
Scheuer, Peter A. G.
Schmidt, Maarten, 1929-
Van den Bergh, Sidney, 1929-
Weistrop, Donald
California Institute of Technology
Rijksuniversiteit te Groningen
Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden
University of Cambridge.
Astronomy.
Astronomy -- Social aspects.
Astrophysics
Astrophysics -- History
Astrophysics -- Study and teaching.
Comets
Galaxies.
Quasars.
Stars -- Formation.
Statistical astronomy.
Telescopes.
Sound recordings. aat
Interviews. aat
Oral histories. aat
Transcripts. aat
Wright, Paul, interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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