George C. McVittie Papers, 1928, 1935, 1938-75 | University of Illinois Archives
Series Number: 15/3/20
Acquired: 1/1975; 4/7/81
Volume: 0.3 cubic feet
Available for use at:
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Description: Papers of George Cunliffe McVittie (1904-88), department head and professor of astronomy (1952-72), including an autobiographical sketch (ca. 1974) concerning McVittie's parents; youth in Smyrna, Turkey; education at the University of Edinburgh and Cambridge University; unified field theory and cosmological research; academic appointments and honors; World War II cryptographic service and publications. The series includes correspondence on astronomical observations, astronomy, British scientists, cosmology, general relativity, gravitational collapse, mathematics, publications of scientific articles, radio astronomy, red-shifts, spoke English (1967) and the University of Illinois. Correspondents include Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Sherman C. Lowell, Allan R. Sandage, Harlow Shapley, Abe H. Taub, and Edmund Whittaker. The series includes reprints of European meetings on radio astronomy, gravitation and astronomy (1958-59).