Grote Reber

Summary

Awards Won
Bruce Medal (1962)
 

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Date of birth
1911-12-22
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Deceased Person

Date of death
2002-12-20
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Person
Assessment
Reber built the world's first radio telescope and his findings helped to lay the foundation for the development of radio astronomy.
Category
unknown
Disciplines
radio astronomy
Connections to
arno allan penzias work related to grote reber (Arno Allan Penzias)
karl guthe jansky influenced grote reber (Karl Guthe Jansky, influenced)
radio astronomy begun by grote reber (Radio astronomy)
jodrell bank work related to grote reber (Jodrell Bank Observatory)
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Reber was virtually the only person who reacted to Jansky's discovery of extraterrestial radio waves in 1932. (Details)
Reber was an enthusiastic amateur radio buff and tried to adapt his own shortwave radio to pick up interstellar radio waves. (Details)
He did not succeed in doing this, but he was so keen to find out about cosmic radiation that he built a huge paraboloid bowl in the garden of his house in Wheaton, IL. It was 31 feet across and could be steered to face different parts of the sky. (Details)
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