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Early life and education in Manchester; World War I; spectroscopy work at Oxford under Frederick A. Lindemann; visits to Gottingen and Berlin in 1920s; ideas on stellar energy source and stellar structure; work and teaching at Rutgers (1929-1937); World War II research on de-Gaussing, ballistics; moves to Greenwich, then Herstmonceaux observatories; their administration and instruments; solar eclipse work; general relativity theory; return to U.S.
In this interview, Geoffrey Burbidge discusses his life and career. Topics discussed include: his family and childhood; Bristol University; Nevill Mott; University College, London; Harrie Massey; David Robert Bates; theoretical physics seminars at Cambridge University; Richard Feymnan; Freeman Dyson; Dick Dalitz; Abdus Salam; Nicholas Kemmer; becoming interested in astronomy and astrophysics via Margaret Burbidge; Royal Astronomical Society; Clive Gregory; research into stellar parallax, stellar atmospheres; Herbert Dingle; Auger effect; Otto Struve; Harvard University; Bart Bok; Donald Me
Early life in London during World War I; developing interests in mathematics; training at University of Oxford under John Nicholson, I. O. Griffith and Edward A.
Covers his family background, upbringing, education at the University of Cambridge, and positions at University of Edinburgh, Imperial College, University of Belfast, Royal Holloway College and University of Sussex. The scientific topics discussed include: the development of Newtonian cosmology, the origins and development of steady-state cosmology; work on theories of the solar system.
Early home life and schooling in Turkey; years at University of Edinburgh and University of London after fall of Smyrna, 1922; work in London with father; entrance and experiences at University of Cambridge; contact with Arthur S. Eddington and scientific interests in mathematical relativity and stellar structure; University of Leeds, 1930-1934; work in general relativity; later academic positions; work in World War II; move to University of Illinois and development of radio astronomy; Steady State Cosmology; general views on cosmology; Channel 37.