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McCulloch, Peter Maxwell (1988) Contributions to radio astronomy. DSc thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

This thesis includes contributions to radioastronomy
in a number of areas including the development of
instrumentation for and observations of the first binary
pulsar, pulsar searches, pulsar polarisation, general
pulsar observations and radio emission from Jupiter and
the Sun. In addition I have contributed to the development
of a number of novel observing techniques.
Much of the work described here involved the use of
non standard equipment configurations at national
observatories such as ANRAO at Parkes and the NAIC at
Arecibo. The success of these operations owes a great deal
to the cooperation of the observatory staff and the help
of my colleagues. The difficulties involved in these
operations and the wide range of expertise needed to
perform any individual experiment means that one must
necessarily work as part of a team. Such collaboration has
been vital in getting the experiments done and has
resulted in joint authorship of many of the resulting
publications.
I have prefaced this thesis with a short review
concentrating on my contribution to the material
presented. 'This review only covers what I regard as the
key papers and topics. The review is followed by a full
list of the papers submitted, grouped together under
topics rather than in chronological order. Each group is
preceded by a brief comment on the major papers and my
contribution where multiple authors are involved. I have
included a number of unrefereed IAU circulars among the
publications because they announce to the astronomical
community Observations or discoveries of particular
interest or short lifetime which need confirmation.
All of the material presented here is original, I have
submitted none of it for the degree of Doctor of Science.

Item Type: Thesis (DSc)
Keywords: Radio astronomy
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Thesis (D.Sc.)--University of Tasmania, 1990. Includes bibliographies

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