Skip to main content

Republication of: The redshift of extragalactic nebulae

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.

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.

Author information

Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to F. Zwicky.

Additional information

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.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Zwicky, F. Republication of: The redshift of extragalactic nebulae. Gen Relativ Gravit 41, 207–224 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10714-008-0707-4

Download citation

Keywords

  • Dark Matter
  • Spectral Type
  • Intergalactic Space
  • Absolute Luminosity
  • Luminous Matter