[time-nuts] Ron Bracewell, SK
Tom Clark, K3IO
tom.k3io at gmail.com
Wed Aug 15 23:40:41 EDT 2007
Many of you know of Ron Bracewell, the Australian Radio Astronomer. I
have just learned of his passing at age 86; details can be read at
Ron's profession credentials at Stanford are summarized on his personal
web page at http://www-star.stanford.edu/people/bracewell.html
I met Ron as a young radio astronomer in the early 1960's, shortly
after he came to the US. He taught me about the beauty of the Fourier
Transform, and I have been forever in his debt since that first
encounter.Many of you have heard me refer to his McGraw-Hill textbook,
"The Fourier Transform and its Applications"
(ISBN-13:978-0070070158, see this entry on Amazon.com)as THE bible
to be learned and revered by anyone thinking about topics like antenna
arrays, image processing, holography, XRAY & MRI tomography, and ...
that share the Fourier Transform as their foundation.
Ron also was active in philosophical discussions about SETI (see, for
sure to read his 1975 book The Galactic Club.
Rest well, Ron. Your genius profoundly affected many lives!
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