Influences of the Four Pillars Beyond Radio Astronomy

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


The Four Pillars influenced subsequent radio astronomy programs and instruments, as well as areas as diverse as the development of Wi-Fi and medical imaging.


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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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