I got to spend a little time today pursuing one of my hobbies, the history of physics. I had noticed earlier this week that there were three Trimbles all involved in disparately similar activities, Virginia Trimble, astrophysicist, Charles Trimble, GPS inventor and executive, and George Trimble, NASA deputy director of manned spacecraft during the Apollo missions. For one of the projects I'm working on I was attempting to find out of the three of them were in any way related, either familially, or by career or professional avenues. I did find out that Virginia and Charles Trimble attended the California Insittute of Technology during the same time period, but that's about it so far. Today I got sidetracked by the fact that Virginia Trimble,(picture 1) in addition to being featured in Life Magazine, and Twilight Zone promotions, was married to Joseph Weber.
Joseph Weber is shown in picture 2
1. Virginia Trimble in Life Magazine
2. Virginia Trimble in Twilight Zone promotions
3. PRL on graviational wave detection (open access)
4. Joseph Weber on Wikipedia
5. Laser Maser paper, (sadly not open access)