1992, English, Sound, Interview, lecture, talk edition: Paul Wild interviewed by Ann Moyal in the Australian astronomers oral history project [sound recording]. Wild, J. P. (John Paul), 1923-2008. (Interviewee)

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Physical Description
  • 2 sound tape reels : analog, 7 1/​2 ips, 2 track, stereo ; 10 in.
Published
  • 1992.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Paul Wild interviewed by Ann Moyal in the Australian astronomers oral history project
Also Titled
  • Portraits in science.
  • Australian astronomers.
Creator
  • Wild, J. P. (John Paul), 1923-2008. (Interviewee)
Other Creators
  • Moyal, Ann, 1926- (Interviewer)
Published
  • 1992.
Medium
  • [sound recording].
Physical Description
  • 2 sound tape reels : analog, 7 1/​2 ips, 2 track, stereo ; 10 in.
Series
Part Of
  • Australian astronomers oral history project
Subjects
Summary
  • Paul Wild describes his career and achievements in radio astronomy, and as Chairperson of CSIRO, 1978-1985. He speaks of his childhood in England, studying mathematics and physics for five terms at Cambridge before joining the Navy in 1943; serving on the King George V; work with CSIRO's Division of Radiophysics; solar research; design of the radioheliograph at Culgoora; the Interscan project; the Anglo-Australian Telescope Board; VFT project; his awards; views on science education and communication; science and state.
Biography
  • Paul Wild is a radio astronomer, former Chairperson of the CSIRO and current Chairperson of the Very Fast Train Project.
Notes
  • Preservation, working duplicate and cassette copies made.
  • Recorded at the National Library of Australia on 21 December 1992.
  • DCM record ; National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore collection ; nla.oh-2892-0000.
  • Edited version of interview published in: Portraits in science /​ compiled...by Ann Moyal. [Canberra]: National Library of Australia, c1994
  • Edited version of interview published in: Australian astronomers /​ compiled by Ragbir Bhathal. Canberra : National Library of Australia, c1996
Numbering Note
  • Transcript available (typescript, 36 leaves)
Access Conditions
  • Access open for research; written permission required for personal copies and public use during the lifetime of the interviewee.
Language
  • English
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