Is concurrency hard?

Ulf Wiger <>
Wed Nov 2 18:45:07 CET 2005


Den 2005-11-02 14:34:25 skrev Mats Cronqvist <>:

>    otoh, Albert Einstein is probably more famous than e.g. Grote Reber  
> for a reason.

To clarify, Grote Reber was quite a pioneer (extremely off-topic,
but a piece of fun history nonetheless):

"Mr. Reber was the first person to build a radio telescope dedicated
to astronomy, opening a window on the universe that eventually produced
such landmark discoveries as quasars, pulsars and the remnant afterglow
of the big bang"

"'Radio astronomy has changed profoundly our understanding of the  
universe,'
[Fred Lo] said in the statement. 'All radio astronomers who have followed
him owe Grote Reber a deep debt for his pioneering work.'

"Lo said that Mr. Reber 'was the first to systematically study the sky by
observing something other than visible light. This gave astronomy a whole
new view of the universe.'"

(http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A38383-2002Dec25&notFound=true)

"Though not a professional scientist, his research results were published
in a number of prestigious technical journals, including Nature, the
Astrophysical Journal, the Proceedings of the Institute of Radio Engineers
and the Journal of Geophysical Research.

"Reber also received a number of honors normally reserved for scientists
professionally trained in astronomy, including the American Astronomical
Society's Henry Norris Russell Lectureship and the Astronomical Society
of the Pacific's Bruce Medal in 1962, the National Radio Astronomy
Observatory's Jansky Lectureship in 1975, and the Royal Astronomical
Society's Jackson-Gwilt Medal in 1983."
(http://www.nrao.edu/pr/2002/reber/)

I guess it's difficult to compare him with Einstein, but the man
was certainly no slouch. (:

/Uffe
-- 
Ulf Wiger



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