Virginia Trimble

Virginia Trimble in her office. 'Longer computations are normally done in 'batch mode.' That is, data is fed to the computer in the form of punched cards and/or magnetic tape, and the results come back printed on large stacks of paper. The chief disadvantage of doing stellar evolution calculations is, therefore, that the IBM cards and computer output rapidly outgrow the space available for their storage near ground level, and climb on top of the bookcases. The brown cardboard boxes in the corner protect large glass plates obtained with the 48 inch Schmidt telescope at Mt. Palomar.', Credit Line: American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives.
Abstract/Description: Virginia Trimble in her office. 'Longer computations are normally done in 'batch mode.' That is, data is fed to the computer in the form of punched cards and/or magnetic tape, and the results come back printed on large stacks of paper. The chief disadvantage of doing stellar evolution calculations is, therefore, that the IBM cards and computer output rapidly outgrow the space available for their storage near ground level, and climb on top of the bookcases. The brown cardboard boxes in the corner protect large glass plates obtained with the 48 inch Schmidt telescope at Mt. Palomar.'
Subject(s): Full-face
Offices
Books
Calculators
Astronomy
Women in science
Portraits
Trimble, Virginia
American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)
Date Created: circa 1975
Credit Line: American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives.
Catalog ID: Trimble Virginia B4