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Memorable Events During a Research Career (2019)


In this paper, I sketch a path through my research career in solar and heliospheric physics, recalling some memorable events and discoveries that occurred along the way. This chain of events begins with an influential Time magazine article in 1955 and progresses through a summer at Bell Labs, 9 years at Caltech, 7 years at the Kitt Peak National Observatory, 43 years at the Naval Research Laboratory, and ends with a digitized map of the Sun's Ca II K-Line emission in 1919 when the AGU was born. Accidents and puzzling results are often the keys to progress and should be examined carefully.

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Authors & Contributors
Kurt Sundermeyer
Nishida, A.
McDonald, Prank B.
Nagy, Andrew F.
Cédric Villani
Donahue, T. M.
Journal of Geophysical Research
Physics in Perspective
Notes and Records: The Royal Society Journal of the History of Science
Studies in Dialectics of Nature
European Physical Journal H
British Journal for the History of Science
PTB Books
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Palmetto Publishing
Princeton University Press
University of Minnesota
Career development
Space research and exploration
Personal narratives
Atmosphere (Earth)
Cédric Villani
Ronald E. Peterson
Breslow, Ronald
Rosenfeld, Léon
Schawlow, Arthur Leonard
Pauling, Linus Carl
Time Periods
20th century
20th century, late
21st century
20th century, early
United States
Pasadena (California)
California (U.S.)
California Institute of Technology
Bell Telephone Laboratories
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Kellogg Radiation Laboratory
Stanford University
Kitt Peak National Observatory

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