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Four Pillars of Radio Astronomy: Mills, Christiansen, Wild, Bracewell

  • R.H. Frater
  • W.M. Goss
  • H.W. Wendt
Book

Part of the Astronomers' Universe book series (ASTRONOM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. R. H. Frater, W. M. Goss, H. W. Wendt
    Pages 1-6
  3. R. H. Frater, W. M. Goss, H. W. Wendt
    Pages 7-21
  4. R. H. Frater, W. M. Goss, H. W. Wendt
    Pages 23-57
  5. R. H. Frater, W. M. Goss, H. W. Wendt
    Pages 59-90
  6. R. H. Frater, W. M. Goss, H. W. Wendt
    Pages 91-130
  7. R. H. Frater, W. M. Goss, H. W. Wendt
    Pages 131-151
  8. R. H. Frater, W. M. Goss, H. W. Wendt
    Pages 153-166
  9. R. H. Frater, W. M. Goss, H. W. Wendt
    Pages 167-168
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 169-199

About this book

Introduction

This is the story of Bernie Mills, Chris Christiansen, Paul Wild and Ron Bracewell, members of a team of radio astronomers that would lead Australia, and the world, into this new field of research. Each of the four is remembered for his remarkable work: Mills for the development the cross type instrument that now bears his name; Christiansen for the application of rotational synthesis techniques; Wild for the masterful joining of observations and theory to elicit the nature of the solar atmosphere; Bracewell for his contribution to imaging theory. As well, these Four Pillars are remembered for creating a remarkable environment for scientific discovery and for influencing the careers of future generations. Their pursuit of basic science helped pave the way for technological developments in areas ranging from Wi-Fi to sonar to medical imaging to air navigation, and for underpinning the foundations of modern cosmology and astrophysics.

Keywords

Foundations of radio astronomy History of radio astronomy World war two radar Paul Wild Biography Wilbour Norman Christiansen Biography Bernard Yarton Mills Biography Ronald Newbold Bracewell Biography

Authors and affiliations

  • R.H. Frater
    • 1
  • W.M. Goss
    • 2
  • H.W. Wendt
    • 3
  1. 1.Lindfield, NSWAustralia
  2. 2.National Radio Astronomy ObservatorySocorroUSA
  3. 3.Vaucluse, NSWAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-65599-4
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-65598-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-65599-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1614-659X
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-6651
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