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Observations of the Galactic Plane at 960 Mc/s


Wilson, Robert Woodrow (1962) Observations of the Galactic Plane at 960 Mc/s. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/1R1X-J090.


A survey of the radio radiation at 960 Mc/s from the part of the plane of the Galaxy with declination above 48° has been made. 112 discrete sources were found in the region studied. The positions, intensities, and sizes of these sources have been catalogued, and a search for optical identifications made. The broadly distributed radiation is interpreted in terms of a space distribution of ionized hydrogen and of emissivity from synchrotron emission.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:(Physics)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Physics
Awards:The Nobel Prize in Physics, 1978.
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Bolton, John G. (advisor)
  • Schmidt, Maarten (advisor)
Group:Nobel Prize, Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO), Astronomy Department
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1962
Additional Information:Thesis title in 1962 Commencement program varies slightly: "Observations of the Galactic Plane at 960 Megacycles per Second". The Nobel Prize in Physics 1978 was divided, one half awarded to Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa "for his basic inventions and discoveries in the area of low-temperature physics", the other half jointly to Arno Allan Penzias and Robert Woodrow Wilson "for their discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation."
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Deposited On:01 Apr 2003
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