Covers the origins and development of a conference on the evolution of galaxies held at Yale University in 1977 and organized by a committee chaire
Growing up during World War II; early interest in astronomy; undergraduate studies in Groningen, Holland.
Early years in Holland and attraction to astronomy; education at Groningen (1946-1949) and at Leiden under Oort (1949-1956); life at Hale Observato
Family background; influence of uncle in early interest in astronomy and construction of first telescope in 1942; discussions between Schmidt's fat
Brian Schmidt studied as an undergraduate at the University of Arizona, where he worked on discovering supernovae with the CCD Transit Instrument u
A biographical interview; Tananbaum was director of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory's Chandra X-Ray Observatory at the time of interview.
Education at Ecole normale supérieure, Paris; survival during German Occupation, and gathering of astronomers at Haute Provence Observatory; work i
Parental background; influence and encouragement from mother; early schooling in England: technical schools versus academic schools; influence of r