• R. H. Frater
  • W. M. Goss
  • H. W. Wendt
Part of the Astronomers' Universe book series (ASTRONOM)


The Four Pillars: Bernie Mills, Chris Christiansen, Paul Wild and Ron Bracewell, are briefly introduced and the significance of their contributions to the theory and practice of observing the universe through the window of the radio spectrum is summarised.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. H. Frater
    • 1
  • W. M. Goss
    • 2
  • H. W. Wendt
    • 3
  1. 1.LindfieldAustralia
  2. 2.National Radio Astronomy ObservatorySocorroUSA
  3. 3.VaucluseAustralia

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