1995, English, Sound, Interview, lecture, talk edition: Paul Wild interviewed by Ragbir Bhathal for the Australian astronomers oral history project [sound recording]. Wild, J. P. (John Paul), 1923-2008. (Interviewee)

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Physical Description
  • 3 tape reels : 7 1/​2 ips., 2 track stereo ; 10 in.
Published
  • 1995 Feb. 7.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Paul Wild interviewed by Ragbir Bhathal for the Australian astronomers oral history project
Creator
  • Wild, J. P. (John Paul), 1923-2008. (Interviewee)
Other Creators
  • Bhathal, R. S. (Interviewer)
Published
  • 1995 Feb. 7.
Medium
  • [sound recording].
Physical Description
  • 3 tape reels : 7 1/​2 ips., 2 track stereo ; 10 in.
Series
Part Of
  • Australian astronomers oral history project
Subjects
Summary
  • Dr Wild, an astrophysicist, speaks of his early life in England; his schooling; his undergraduate course in Mathematics and Physics at Cambridge; working on radar in the Navy during World War II; Pawsey's impact on the growth of radioastronomy in Australia; Australia's pre-eminence in radioastronomy; research groups; building a radio spectrograph; sun bursts; collaborative work; radio heliography at Calgura; conflict over the multi-purpose parabaloid dish and Mills Cross; the usefulness of the Parkes telescope; quasars; the hydrogen line; interscan landing system; obtaining funding for research; Very Fast Train project; membership of scientific societies; influence of the Anglo-Australia Telescope on the Australian economy; SETI search for extraterrestrials; support of science by the ALP and the Liberal party; Barry Jones as Science Minister; separation of powers of the CSIRO chairman of the Board and CEO; his opinions on abortion, education and environmental problems.
Notes
  • Recorded at Dr Wild's home, Canberra.
Access Conditions
  • Written permission required for research, personal copies and public use during the lifetime of the interviewee.
Language
  • English
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