Large scale structure (Astronomy)

Interviewed by: 
Alan Lightman
Interview date: 
Monday, 15 February 1988
Location: 
Princeton, New Jersey

Edwin Turner discusses his childhood experiences looking up at the stars; background of parents; encouragement and support of parents; early intere

Interviewed by: 
Alan Lightman
Interview date: 
Tuesday, 10 May 1988
Location: 
Cambridge, Massachusetts

More discussion of the reasons why particle physicists began working on cosmology in the 1970s; importance of theoretical work by Kirzhnitz and Lin

Interviewed by: 
Alan Lightman
Interview date: 
Thursday, 5 May 1988
Location: 
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Awareness in high school of the Sandage Program to observe the rate of expansion of the universe and awareness of the impending operation of the Mt

Interviewed by: 
Alan Lightman
Interview date: 
Wednesday, 25 January 1989
Location: 
Cambridge, England

Background of father; discouraged by father to go into science; early reading in science; early desire to be a Fellow at Trinity College; early int

Interviewed by: 
Alan Lightman
Interview date: 
Tuesday, 29 March 1988
Location: 
Tokyo, Japan

Family background; childhood reading of the encyclopedia; high school interest in athletics; flying model planes with father; early interest in gre

Interviewed by: 
Alan Lightman
Interview date: 
Tuesday, 28 March 1989
Location: 
Tokyo, Japan

Family background; influence of uncle in early interest in astronomy and construction of first telescope in 1942; discussions between Schmidt's fat

Interviewed by: 
Alan Lightman
Interview date: 
Friday, 20 January 1989
Location: 
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Parental background; influence and encouragement from mother; early schooling in England: technical schools versus academic schools; influence of r

Interviewed by: 
Alan Lightman
Interview date: 
Wednesday, 11 January 1989
Location: 
Boston, Massachusetts

Parental background; early interest in science and experience looking through friend's telescope in the fourth grade; feeling of compulsion as a ch

Interviewed by: 
Alan Lightman
Interview date: 
Tuesday, 24 January 1989
Location: 
Oxford, England

Family background; influence of older brother Oliver; career of father; early interest in mathematics, particularly geometry; building 3D models ou

Interviewed by: 
Christopher Smeenk
Interview date: 
Friday, 5 April 2002

The interview focuses primarily on Peebles' many contributions to physical cosmology: research on nucleosynthesis in the early universe in 1965, th

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