Astronomy

Interviewed by: 
David DeVorkin
Interview date: 
Tuesday, 14 June 1977
Location: 
Yale University Observatory

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

Interviewed by: 
Paul Wright
Interview date: 
Monday, 10 March 1975
Location: 
Schmidt's office, California Institute of Technology

Growing up during World War II; early interest in astronomy; undergraduate studies in Groningen, Holland.

Interviewed by: 
Spencer Weart
Interview date: 
Monday, 24 October 1977
Location: 
California Institute of Technology

Early years in Holland and attraction to astronomy; education at Groningen (1946-1949) and at Leiden under Oort (1949-1956); life at Hale Observato

Interviewed by: 
Alan Lightman
Interview date: 
Tuesday, 28 March 1989
Location: 
Tokyo, Japan

Family background; influence of uncle in early interest in astronomy and construction of first telescope in 1942; discussions between Schmidt's fat

Interviewed by: 
Ursula Pavlish
Interview date: 
Wednesday, 25 July 2007
Location: 
California Institute of Technology

Brian Schmidt studied as an undergraduate at the University of Arizona, where he worked on discovering supernovae with the CCD Transit Instrument u

Interviewed by: 
Ursula Pavlish
Interview date: 
Tuesday, 24 July 2007
Location: 
California Institute of Technology

Brian Schmidt studied as an undergraduate at the University of Arizona, where he worked on discovering supernovae with the CCD Transit Instrument u

Interviewed by: 
Patrick McCray
Interview date: 
Wednesday, 26 June 2002
Location: 
Cambridge, Massachusetts

A biographical interview; Tananbaum was director of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory's Chandra X-Ray Observatory at the time of interview.

Interviewed by: 
Patrick McCray
Interview date: 
Monday, 24 June 2002
Location: 
Cambridge, Massachusetts

A biographical interview; Tananbaum was director of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory's Chandra X-Ray Observatory at the time of interview.

Interviewed by: 
Spencer Weart
Interview date: 
Tuesday, 21 August 1979
Location: 
International Astronomical Union meeting, Montreal, Canada

Education at Ecole normale supérieure, Paris; survival during German Occupation, and gathering of astronomers at Haute Provence Observatory; work i

Interviewed by: 
Alan Lightman
Interview date: 
Friday, 20 January 1989
Location: 
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Parental background; influence and encouragement from mother; early schooling in England: technical schools versus academic schools; influence of r

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