, Volume 41, Issue 1, pp 207-224
Date: 18 Nov 2008

Republication of: The redshift of extragalactic nebulae

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Abstract

This English translation of the paper by F. Zwicky, “Die Rotverschiebung von extragalaktischen Nebeln”, Helv. Phys. Acta 6, 110–127 (1933), in which he concluded from the results of observations that the amount of non-luminous matter in the Universe must be greater than that of luminous matter—thus becoming an early precursor of the dark matter idea, has been selected for publication in the Golden Oldies series of General Relativity and Gravitation. The paper is accompanied by an editorial note written by Jürgen Ehlers and by Zwicky’s brief biography compiled by Andrzej Krasiński.

An editorial note to this paper and the biography of the author can be found via doi:10.1007/s10714-008-0706-5.
Original paper: F. Zwicky, “Die Rotverschiebung von extragalaktischen Nebeln”, Helv. Phys. Acta 6, 110–127 (1933). Reprinted with the kind permission of Birkhäuser Verlag AG. Translated by Anita Ehlers, Anita.Ehlers@t-online.de.
Editorial responsibility: A. Krasiński, e-mail: akr@camk.edu.pl.