Zwicky, F. (Fritz), 1898-1974

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Dates:
Birth 1898-02-14
Death 1974-02-08
Gender:
Male
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Internationally reknowned astronomer and physicist at CalTech; then director of research, Aerojet Engineering Corporation.

From the description of Report on certain phases of war research in Germany, 1947 Jan. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122448303

Astrophysicist (supernovas, galaxies, and intergalactic matter, patents for jet propulsion). Ph.D. 1922 from Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland. Assistant and Associate Professor of Theoretical Physics, 1927-1942; Professor of Astrophysics, 1942-1968 at California Institute of Technology. Scientific Director of Aerojet Engineering Corporation, 1943-1949. Astronomer of the Mount Palomar Observatory.

From the description of Oral history with Fritz Zwicky, 1972 April 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78824328

Fritz Zwicky (1898-1974). Astrophysicist (spuernovae, galaxies and intergalactic matter, patents for jet propulsion). Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Ph.D., 1922; Assistant then Associate Professor of Theoretical Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, 1927-1942, Full Professor of Astrophysics 1942-1968; Astronomer of the Wilson and Mt. Palomar Observatories; Scientific Director of Aerojet Engineering Company, 1943-1949; Medal of Freedom, 1949; Honorary Member of the American Rocket Society, 1950; Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society, 1972.

From the description of Papers. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82210846

Astrophysicist (supernovas, galaxies, and intergalactic matter, patents for jet propulsion). Ph.D., 1922, from Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland. Assistant and Associate Professor of Theoretical Physics, 1927-1942; Professor of Astrophysics, 1942-1968 at California Institute of Technology. Scientific Director of Aerojet Engineering Corporation, 1943-1949. Astronomer of the Mt. Palomar Observatory.

From the description of Oral history interview with Fritz Zwicky, 1971 May 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83367845

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  • Space astronomy--Research
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  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics--Research
  • Space sciences--Research
  • Astrophysics
  • Aeronautics in astronomy
  • College presidents
  • Aeronautics--Expertising
  • Meteorites--Experiments
  • Military research
  • Science--History
  • Rocketry
  • Rockets (Aeronautics)--Launching
  • Meteorites--Research
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  • Astronomers
  • Physicists
  • Astrophysicists

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  • Germany (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)