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Creator:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Atomic and Molecular Physics Division  Search this
Subject:
Radford, Harrison E  Search this
United States National Bureau of Standards  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Radio and Geoastronomy Division  Search this
Physical description:
1.25 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 half document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1959
1959-1986
circa 1959-1986
Notes:
Folder List in accession file.
Electronic List in accession file.
HTML List in accession file.
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Organization:
Unarranged
Summary:
This accession consists of manuscript files documenting the writings and research of Harrison E. Radford. Radford joined the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) in 1969, as a physicist in the Radio and Geoastronomy Division, after nearly a decade with the National Bureau of Standards. His work with the Bureau included measurements by microwave spectroscopy of the OH radical at 18 cm that led to its detection at radio wavelengths in the interstellar medium. At SAO, Radford became internationally known for his pioneering laboratory experiments that led to the discovery of complex hydrocarbon molecules in space.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Topic:
Astrophysics  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 04-192
See more items in:
Scientific Records circa 1959-1986 [Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Atomic and Molecular Physics Division]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_254200