Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2014 Edition
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Deutsch, Armin Joseph

  • Léo HouziauxEmail author
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BornChicago, Illinois, USA, 25 January 1918

DiedPasadena, California, USA, 11 November 1969

American spectroscopist Armin Deutsch focused on the analysis of the hot (type A) stars, particularly those with strong magnetic fields, with patchy distributions of heavy elements like europium on their surfaces. Deutsch received his BS from the University of Arizona (1940) and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago (1946) for work at Yerkes Observatory on the spectra of A-type variable stars. His graduate career was interrupted by service as an instructor at a technical training school of the United States Army Air Force at Chanute Field, Illinois (1942–1944). He held positions as assistant astronomer at Yerkes Observatory (1944–1946), instructor at Ohio State University (1946/1947), and instructor (1947–1949) and lecturer (1949/50) at Harvard University, before joining the staff of Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatory in Pasadena in 1951, where he remained until his death.

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Selected References

  1. Ashbrook, Joseph (1970). “An American Astrophysicist.” Sky& Telescope39, no. 1: 33.ADSGoogle Scholar
  2. Hearnshaw, J. B. (1986). The Analysis of Starlight: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Astronomical Spectroscopy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 341–342.Google Scholar
  3. “Obituary” (1969). Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific81: 923.Google Scholar
  4. Preston, George W. (1970). “Dedication.” In Stellar Rotation: Proceedings of the IAU Colloquium Held at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio., USA, September 8–11, 1969, edited by A. Slettebak, pp. vii–viii. Dordrecht: D. Reidel. (The volume of the proceedings of this workshop is dedicated to Deutsch.)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Class of SciencesRoyal Academy of BelgiumBrusselsBelgium