In this interview, Radhakhrishna (Dinesh) Somanah discusses topics such as: his educational background, Loyola College, George Sudarshan, Universit
Family background; early interest in mathematics; early hobbies; early reading; influence of grandmother; education at Cornell; influence of Paul O
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
Discussion of Edwin Hubble in his later years; Hubble’s accomplishments and his wish to redo the deep count of galaxies on the 200-inch telescope.
In this interview Joseph Taylor discusses topics such as: his family background and childhood; Haverford College; Fay Ajzenberg-Selove; Tom Benham;
Growing up during World War II; early interest in astronomy; undergraduate studies in Groningen, Holland.
Early years in Holland and attraction to astronomy; education at Groningen (1946-1949) and at Leiden under Oort (1949-1956); life at Hale Observato
Family background; influence of uncle in early interest in astronomy and construction of first telescope in 1942; discussions between Schmidt's fat
Parents' background; childhood in Ohio; early interest in astronomy.