Martin Ryle, 27 September 1918 - 14 October 1984

@article{GrahamSmith1986MartinR2,
  title={Martin Ryle, 27 September 1918 - 14 October 1984},
  author={Francis Graham-Smith},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  year={1986},
  pages={495 - 524}
}
  • F. Graham-Smith
  • Published 1986
  • Medicine
  • Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
Sir Martin Ryle, Nobel Laureate and Astronomer Royal, was a founding father of radio astronomy, inventor of aperture synthesis in radio telescopes and the first to appreciate the major contribution that radio astronomy can make to observational cosmology. He lived through an epic period of scientific history, starting his career in the turmoil of wartime electronic countermeasures, and turning eventually to a deep concern about the future of mankind in the age of nuclear power and warfare. He… Expand
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