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Paul Wild interviewed by Ann Moyal in the Australian astronomers oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 1069391
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Wild, J. P. (John Paul), 1923-2008, interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research and personal copies; written permission required for public use during the lifetime of the interviewee. 
Description 1992 Dec. 21 
2 sound tape reels (ca. 114 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 2 track, stereo ; 10 in. 
Series

Australian astronomers oral history project.

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/History

Paul Wild is a radio astronomer, former Chairperson of the CSIRO and current Chairperson of the Very Fast Train Project.

Notes

Recorded at the National Library of Australia on 21 December 1992.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

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.

Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript available (typescript, 36 leaves) 
Subjects Wild, J. P. (John Paul) 1923-2008 -- Interviews.  |  CSIRO.  |  VFT (Train)  |  Interscan (Aircraft landing system)  |  Astrophysicists -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Solar radiation.  |  Radio telescopes -- New South Wales -- Culgoora.  |  Landing aids (Aeronautics) -- Australia.  |  High speed trains -- Australia.
Other authors/contributors Moyal, Ann, 1926-2019, interviewer
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Portraits in science.

Australian astronomers.

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