Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2014 Edition
| Editors: Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard A. Jarrell, Jordan D. MarchéII, JoAnn Palmeri, Daniel W. E. Green

Jordan, Ernst Pascual

  • Thomas HockeyEmail author
Reference work entry

BornHanover, Germany, 18 October 1902

DiedHanover, Germany, 31 July 1980

In the cosmology of physicist Pascual Jordan,  Isaac Newton’s gravitational constant is replaced with a term that varies with time. Jordan also helped found quantum mechanics, which describes many astrophysical processes.

Selected Reference

  1. Schucking, Engelbert L. (1999). “Jordan, Pauli, Politics, Brecht, and a Variable Gravitational Constant.” Physics Today 52, no. 10: 26–31.MathSciNetzbMATHCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Earth ScienceUniversity of Northern IowaCedar FallsUSA