Gordon James Stanley and the early development of radio astronomy in Australia and the United States

Kellermann, Ken I., Orchiston, Wayne, and Slee, Bruce (2005) Gordon James Stanley and the early development of radio astronomy in Australia and the United States. Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, 22 (1). pp. 13-23.

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Abstract

Following the end of the Second World War, the CSIRO Radiophysics Laboratory applied the expertise and surplus radar equipment acquired during the war to problems of astronomy. Gordon Stanley was among the first group of scientists and engineers to work in the exciting new field of radio astronomy. Like many of his contemporaries, he had a strong background in radio and electronics but none in astronomy. At the Radiophysics Laboratory, and later at Caltech, Stanley developed innovative new radio telescopes and sophisticated instrumentation which resulted in important new discoveries that changed, in a fundamental way, our understanding of the Universe. He was one of those who played a key role in the early development of radio astronomy both in Australia and the United States.

Item ID: 9839
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: Gordon Stanley; radio astronomy; galactic centre
ISSN: 1323-3580
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2010 23:09
FoR Codes: 02 PHYSICAL SCIENCES > 0201 Astronomical and Space Sciences > 020199 Astronomical and Space Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences @ 100%
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