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[URSI logo]

[Karl Jansky at his antenna]
Jansky and his antenna. NRAO/AUI image

[Reber's Wheaton antenna]
Reber's Wheaton antenna. NRAO/AUI image

[Dover Heights]
Dover Heights. Photo supplied by Wayne Orchiston

[4C telescope]
4C telescope. NRAO/AUI image

[Ewen and horn antenna]
Ewen and the horn antenna, Harvard, 1951. Photo supplied by Ewen

[Dwingeloo, 1956]
Dwingeloo, 1956. ASTRON image

[Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Cambridge antenna used in pulsar discovery]
Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Cambridge antenna used in pulsar discovery. Bell Burnell image

[Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank]
Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank. Image © Anthony Holloway

[Wilson, Penzias, and Bell Labs horn antenna]
Wilson, Penzias, and Bell Labs horn antenna. Bell Labs image

[6-m Millimeter Radio Telescope in Mitaka, Japan]
6-m Mm Telescope in Mitaka, Japan. NAOJ image

Edward "Ted" Reifenstein

Adapted by Ellen Bouton from an obituary in MIT News

Edward "Ted" Reifenstein III was born in 1937 and died in June 2023. Reifenstein received his PhD from MIT in 1968, completing his thesis, "The Structure of the Galaxy as Determined by Studies of Hydrogen Recombination Line Emission," under Prof. David Staelin. He then joined NRAO as a postdoctoral Research Associate. While at NRAO, along with Staelin, Ted discovered the Crab Nebula pulsar, the first pulsar identified with a supernova remnant. After leaving NRAO, Ted worked for several scientific consulting and small software companies, then spent the bulk of his career as a software engineer with Agfa Compugraphic before retiring in 1999.

Modified on Monday, 06-May-2024 13:53:28 EDT by Ellen Bouton, Archivist (Questions or feedback)