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Jan Hendrik Oort

Master of the Galactic System

  • Pieter C.┬ávan der Kruit
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Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 459)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Pieter C. van der Kruit
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  3. Pieter C. van der Kruit
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  16. Pieter C. van der Kruit
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  17. Back Matter
    Pages 621-726

About this book

Introduction

This book is the first thorough and overdue biography of one of the giants of science in the twentieth century, Jan Hendrik Oort. His fundamental contributions had a lasting effect on the development of our insight and a profound influence on the international organization and cooperation in his area of science and on the efforts and contribution of his native country. 

This book aims at describing Oort's life and works in the context of the development of his branch of science and as a tribute to a great scientist in a broader sense. The astronomer Jan Hendrik Oort from the Netherlands was founder of studies of the structure and dynamics of the Milky Way Galaxy, initiator of radioastronomy and the European Southern Observatory, and an important contributor to many areas of astronomy, from the study of comets to the universe on the largest scales.

Keywords

Biography of Jan Hendrik Oort Oort's cloud Dutch astronomers History of astronomy History of science in the Netherlands Structure of the Milky Way Radioastronomy European Southern Observatory (ESO)

Authors and affiliations

  • Pieter C.┬ávan der Kruit
    • 1
  1. 1.Kapteyn Astronomical InstituteUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-17801-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-17800-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-17801-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-7985
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