Reference numberTG/1/3/136-137
TitleLetter from Thomas Gold to Professor H Bondi, Surrey, England
Date12 October 1965
DescriptionSays that 'Your two letters look very exciting to me. In a preliminary quick study of them it seems to me that all your assumptions are entirely reasonable. I am inclined to believe now that Rotators on all scales exist and perhaps are very common ... I am contemplating also the significance of Rotators to the origin of the solar system, for it may be that Rotators are a common prestar phase and their disruption such as by an external disturbance might lead to a formation of a central blob of low angular momentum and a surrounding disk. A disturbance from outside seems to be required in any case to make the 7 degrees between the plane of the solar system and the equator of the sun'. It looks as if Thomas Gold and Hermann Bondi were publishing a paper as Gold asks Bondi how long the RAS takes to publish 'nowadays'. He then says that 'We could, of course, send it to the Ap.J or the Royal Society'.
FormatCarbon copies
Access statusOpen

Batch/TG 1 3 136.jpg

Batch/TG 1 3 137.jpg

Fellows associated with this archive
NA4320Bondi; Sir; Hermann (1919 - 2005)1919 - 2005
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView


    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →


    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView