Oral history of British science

Evans, Stan (Part 10 of 12). An Oral History of British Science.

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    Geophysics; Physics

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    Interviewee's home, Suffolk

  • Interviewees

    Evans, Stanley, 1929- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Merchant, Paul (speaker, male)

  • Abstract

    Part 10: Story of claims by Russian glaciologist Andrei Kapitsa to hold seismic records identifying Lake Vostok, Antarctica, predating GR and research student Gordon Oswald’s [GO] ‘Nature’ paper on discovery of LV by RES, early 1970s. Detailed comments on identification of subsurface water by RES. [4:54] Comments on development of impulse radar by GO at Cambridge Consultants, including applications in side impact protection for road vehicles. Story of GO’s analysis of RES data, University of Maine, US. [8:13] Comments on development of sophisticated RES equipment at University of Ohio and by Prasad Gogineni, Centre for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets, University of Kansas, US. Description of distribution of water under GIS, identified by GO’s RES data analysis. Comments on own concern for stability of GIS. [12:30] Story of soil sounding research student, Fanian Kong, including career in Norway, beginning with NATO scholarship. [17:33] Mentions full time care for wife following end to NPL work, 2003.

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    Life story interview with Physicist Dr Stan Evans.

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    Dr Stan Evans interviewed by Dr Paul Merchant: full transcript of the interview

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    Visit this interviewee's page on the 'Voices of Science' web resource

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