Spitzer, Lyman, 1914-1997

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Spitzer, Lyman, 1914-1997

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Spitzer

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Lyman

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1914-1997

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Shupittsā, 1914-1997

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Спитцер, Л. (Лайман), 1914-1997

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Spitzer, Lyman Strong, Jr., 1914-1997

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1914-06-26

1914-06-26

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1997-03-31

1997-03-31

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Biographical History

Lyman Spitzer (b. June 26, 1914, Toldedo, OH-d. March 31, 1997, Princeton, NJ) was an American theoretical physicist, astronomer, and mountaineer. As a scientist, he carried out research into star formation, plasma physics, and in 1946, conceived the idea of telescopes operating in outer space. Spitzer invented the stellarator plasma device and is the namesake of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. He also was the founding director of Project Matterhorn, Princeton University's pioneering program in controlled thermonuclear research, renamed in 1961 as Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. As a mountaineer, he made the first ascent of Mount Thor, with Donald C. Morton.

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Spitzer, Lyman, 1914-

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Spitzer, Lyman, 1914-1997

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Subjects

Research--Finance

Photometry--Research

Controlled fusion

World War, 1939-1945--Science

Interstellar matter

Astronomical observatories--20th century

Rocketry

Korean War, 1950-1953

Particle accelerators

Physics--Military aspects

Astrophysics--History

Galaxies--Evolution

Science and industry

Space sciences

Astronomy

Nuclear weapons--Testing

Hubble Space Telescope (Spacecraft)

Space astronomy

Underwater acoustics

Astronomy--Study and teaching--20th century

Cosmology

Astronautics in astronomy

Telescopes

M stars

Science--Methodology

Stellarators

Plasma (Ionized gases)

Astronomy--Research--20th century

Fusion reactors

Stars--Evolution

Astrophysics

Orbiting astronomical observatories

Artificial satellites

Stars--Observations--20th century

Science and state

Hydrogen bomb

Nationalities

Americans

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Occupations

Astrophysicists--New Jersey--Princeton

Astronomers--20th century.--United States

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Princeton

NJ, US

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Death

Toledo

OH, US

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Birth

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