Vera Rubin, Astrophysicist Who Confirmed Existence Of Dark Matter, Dies At 88
The astrophysicist's groundbreaking research on spiral galaxies provided evidence of invisible dark matter. She was a pioneer in an era when women were excluded from many astronomy programs.
Consciousness Is A Mathematical Pattern
“As a physicist, Max Tegmark sees people as “food, rearranged.” That makes his answer to complicated questions like “What is consciousness?” simple: It’s just math. Why? Because it’s the patterns, not...
Vera Rubin, Astrophysicist Who Confirmed Existence Of Dark Matter, Dies At 88
The astrophysicist's groundbreaking research on spiral galaxies provided evidence of invisible dark matter. She was a pioneer in an era when women were excluded from many astronomy programs.
Joseph Lade Pawsey
Joseph Lade Pawsey (14 May 1908 – 30 November 1962) was an Australian scientist, radiophysicist and radio astronomer.
Pawsey was born in Ararat, Victoria to a family of farmers. At the age o...
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Consciousness Is A Mathematical Pattern
“As a physicist, Max Tegmark sees people as “food, rearranged.” That makes his answer to complicated questions like “What is consciousness?” simple: It’s just math. Why? Because it’s the patterns, not...
Francis Graham-Smith
Sir Francis Graham-Smith (born 25 April 1923) is a British astronomer. He was the thirteenth Astronomer Royal from 1982 to 1990.
He was educated at Rossall School, Lancashire, England.In the late ...
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Jean Focas
Jean-Henri Focas (20 July 1909 – 3 January 1969) was a Greek-French astronomer. In Greek he was known as Ioannis Focas (Greek: Ιωάννης Φωκάς). He worked at the Pic du Midi Observatory, inves...
Walter Baade
Wilhelm Heinrich Walter Baade (March 24, 1893 – June 25, 1960) was a German astronomer who worked in the USA from 1931 to 1959.
He took advantage of wartime blackout conditions during World War II...
Paul Boltwood
Paul Boltwood is a Canadian amateur astronomer. He is engaged in developing hardware and software for deep sky imaging and in research of brightness variations in active galactic nuclei. He was also a...
Vainu Bappu
Manali Kallat Vainu Bappu (August 10, 1927 – August 19, 1982) was an Indian astronomer and president of the International Astronomical Union. Bappu helped establish several astronomical institut...
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Camille Flammarion
Nicolas Camille Flammarion (26 February 1842 – 3 June 1925) was a French astronomer and author. He was a prolific author of more than fifty titles, including popular science works about astronomy, sev...
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Harry Edwin Wood
Harry Edwin Wood (3 February 1881 – 27 February 1946) was an English astronomer.Wood was born in Manchester, England, graduating from Manchester University in 1902 with first class honours in physics,...
John Campbell Brown
John Campbell Brown FRSE (born 4 February 1947) is an astronomer, former Regius Professor, now Emeritus at University of Glasgow, Astronomer Royal for Scotland, and is an honorary professor at both U...
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Kenneth Franklin
Kenneth Linn Franklin (March 25, 1923 – June 18, 2007) was an American astronomer and educator. Franklin was the chief scientist at the Hayden Planetarium from 1956 to 1984 and was co-credited with d...
Sergey Belyavsky
Sergey Ivanovich Belyavsky (Russian: Серге́й Ива́нович Беля́вский; December 7, 1883 (Julian calendar: November 25) – October 13, 1953) was a Soviet/Russian astronomer.His last name is also al...
Vasily Fesenkov
Vasiliy Grigorievich Fesenkov (January 13, 1889 – March 12, 1972) was a Soviet Russian astrophysicist.
He was born in Novocherkassk. After graduating from the Kharkov University (1911) he en...
Guillaume Bigourdan
Camille Guillaume Bigourdan (6 April 1851 – 28 February 1932) was a French astronomer.Bigourdan was born at Sistels, Tarn-et-Garonne to Pierre Bigourdan and Jeanne Carrière. In 1877 he was appointed ...
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Boris Vorontsov-Velyaminov
Boris Aleksandrovich Vorontsov-Velyaminov (Борис Александрович Воронцов-Вельяминов) (February 14, 1904 – January 27, 1994) was a Soviet/Russian astrophysicist. His name is sometimes given as Vor...
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Edwin Foster Coddington
Edwin Foster Coddington (June 24, 1870–December 21, 1950) was an American astronomer.He co-discovered the comet C/1898 L1 (Coddington-Pauly), also known by the older designation Comet 1898 VII. He als...
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Stefano Sposetti
Stefano Sposetti (born December 22, 1958) is a Swiss astronomer. He lives in Gnosca, Switzerland. Sposetti took images of the Aten asteroid 2004 FH which made a close (closer than the moon) flyby of p...
Milan Antal
Milan Antal (1935–1999) was a Slovak astronomer.Working at Skalnaté Pleso Observatory, he discovered a number of asteroids. The asteroid 6717 Antal is named after him.
Hans Ludendorff
Friedrich Wilhelm Hans Ludendorff (Dunowo, 26 May 1873 - Potsdam, 26 June 1941) was a German astronomer and astrophysicist. He was the younger brother of General Erich Ludendorff.After studying Physic...
Svein Rosseland
Svein Rosseland (March 31, 1894, Kvam, Hardanger – January 19, 1985, Bærum) was a Norwegian astrophysicist and a pioneer in the field of theoretical astrophysics.
Svein Rosseland was born in...
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Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth
Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth (April 4, 1892 in Heidelberg – May 6, 1979) was a German astronomer.He was a prolific discoverer of asteroids (almost 400 of them), beginning with 796 Sarita in 1914, worki...
Guillermo Haro
Guillermo Haro (March 21, 1913 – April 26, 1988) was a Mexican astronomer. He was the first person elected to the Royal Astronomical Society from a developing country.
Haro was born in Mexic...
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Ľubor Kresák
Ľubor Kresák (23 August 1927 in Topoľčany – 20 January 1994 in Bratislava) was a Slovak astronomer.He discovered two comets: the periodic comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak and the non-periodic C...
Eugène Joseph Delporte
Eugène Joseph Delporte (10 January 1882–19 October 1955) was a Belgian astronomer born in Genappe.He discovered a total of sixty-six asteroids. Notable discoveries include 1221 Amor (which lent ...
Nicholas B. Suntzeff
Nicholas B. Suntzeff (Russian: Борис Николаевич Сунцев) (born 1952, San Francisco) is an American University Distinguished Professor and holds the Mitchell/Heep/Munnerlyn Chair of Astronomy in th...
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