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McVittie, George C. (George Cunliffe)
Oral history interview with George C. McVittie, 1978 March 21.
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. Also prominently mentioned are: Ludwig Franz Benedikt Biermann, Charles Galton Darwin, Katherine Darwin, Herbert Dingle, Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac, Ralph Howard Fowler, Stephen Hawking, Werner Heisenberg, Edwin Powell Hubble, E. C. Jordan, Henning Larsen, George Lemítre, William Hunter McCrea, Edward Arthur Milne, Bertrand Russell, R. A. Sampson, Allan Sandage, Harlow Shapley, Charles P. Snow, George W. Stoddard, George W. Swenson, Jr., A. H. Taub, George Temple, Albert Edward Whitford, Edmund T. Whittaker, Jack Whittaker; Blackford Hill Observatory, Great Britain Post Office, Green Bank Observatory, International Telecommunications Union, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Fr̲derung der Wissenschaften, Queen Mary College (University of London), Royal Astronomical Society, United States Federal Communications Commission, University of Edinburgh, University of Illinois, University of Kent at Canterbury, and Vermillion River Observatory.
Lifespan 1904-1988.
Biermann, Ludwig Franz Benedikt
Darwin, Charles Galton, Sir, 1887-1962.
Dingle, Herbert, 1890-
Dirac, P. A. M. (Paul Adrien Maurice), 1902-1984
Fowler, R. H. (Ralph Howard), 1889-1944.
Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976
Hubble, Edwin, 1889-1953
Jordan, Edward C. (Edward Conrad)
Larsen, Henning
Lemat̋re, Georges, 1894-
McCrea, William Hunter.
McVittie, George C. (George Cunliffe)
Milne, Edward Arthur, 1896-1950.
Russell, Bertrand, 1872-1970
Sampson, R. A.
Sandage, Allan
Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972.
Snow, C. P. (Charles Percy), 1905-1980
Stoddard, George W.
Swenson, George W. (George Warner), 1922-
Taub, A. H., 1911-1999
Temple George
Whitford, Albert E. (Albert Edward), 1905-2002
Whittaker, Edmund Taylor, Sir
Blackford Hill Observatory
Green Bank Observatory
International Telecommunications Union
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Fr̲derung der Wissenschaften.
Queen Mary College (University of London)
Royal Astronomical Society.
United States. Federal Communications Commission.
University of Cambridge.
University of Edinburgh.
University of Kent at Canterbury.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
University of Leeds.
University of London.
Vermillion River Observatory.
Astrophysics -- Study and teaching.
General relativity (Physics)
Radio astronomy.
Steady state cosmology.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
DeVorkin, David H., 1944- interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA