Zwicky, F. (Fritz), 1898-1974

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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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referencedIn Schatzman, Evry L. Oral history interview with Evry L. Schatzman, 1979 August 21. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Zwicky, F. (Fritz), 1898-1974. Report on certain phases of war research in Germany, 1947 Jan. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Greenstein, Jesse L. (Jesse Leonard), 1909-2002. Oral history interview with Jesse Leonard Greenstein, 1982 February 25, and March 16 and 23, 1982. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Krause, Ernst Henry, 1913-. Oral History interview with Ernst Henry Krause, 1982. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Zwicky, F. (Fritz), 1898-,. Oral history interview with Fritz Zwicky, 1971 May 17. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Townes, Charles H. Oral history interview with Charles H. Townes, 1979 June 18 and 20. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Zwicky, F. (Fritz), 1898-1974. Oral history with Fritz Zwicky, 1972 April 27. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Krause, Ernst Henry, 1913-. Oral History interview with Ernst H. Krause, 1983 July 1. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Sargent, Wallace Leslie William, 1935-. Oral history interview with Wallace Leslie William Sargent, 1975 June 10. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Panofsky, Wolfgang Kurt Hermann, 1919-. Oral history interview with Wolfgang Kurt Hermann Panofsky, 1973 May 15 to 1974 June 3. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Herring, William Conyers, 1914-. Oral history interview with William Conyers Herring, 1974 July 23, 29, 31 October. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Wilson, Olin, C., 1909-1994. Oral history interview with Olin C. Wilson, 1978 July 11. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Greenstein, Jesse L. (Jesse Leonard), 1909-2002. Oral history interview with Jesse Leonard Greenstein, 1977 April 7 to 1978 May 19. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Leighton, Robert B. Oral history interview with Robert Benjamin Leighton, 1977 July 29 and August 5. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Zwicky, F. (Fritz), 1898-1974. Papers. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Lee A. DuBridge papers, 1932-1986 California Institute of Technology. Archives.
referencedIn Wooldridge, Dean E. Oral history interview with Dean E. Wooldridge, 1976 August 21. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Nicholson, Seth B. (Seth Barnes), 1891-1963. Papers of Seth Barnes Nicholson, 1914-1963. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-1994. Papers, 1932-1986. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Abell, George O. (George Ogden), 1927-1983. Oral history interview with George Ogden Abell, 1977 November 14. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Zwicky, F. (Fritz), 1898-,. Oral history interview with Fritz Zwicky, 1971 May 17. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
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associatedWith Abell, George O. (George Ogden), 1927-1983. person
associatedWith California Institute of Technology corporateBody
associatedWith DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-1994. person
associatedWith Gessner, Hans. person
associatedWith Greenstein, Jesse L. (Jesse Leonard), 1909-2002. person
associatedWith Hall, R. Cargill, person
associatedWith Herring, William Conyers, 1914- person
associatedWith Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Krause, Ernst Henry, 1913- person
associatedWith Leighton, Robert B. person
associatedWith Lutz, Otto. person
associatedWith Mayall, N. U. (Nicholas Ulrich), 1906-1993. person
associatedWith Nicholson, Seth B. (Seth Barnes), 1891-1963. person
associatedWith Oberth, Hermann, 1894-1989. person
associatedWith Panofsky, Wolfgang Kurt Hermann, 1919- person
associatedWith Sargent, Wallace Leslie William, 1935- person
associatedWith Schatzman, Evry L. person
associatedWith Schmidt, Paul. person
associatedWith Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972. person
associatedWith Townes, Charles H. person
associatedWith Vieweg, Richard. person
associatedWith Wagner, Herbert. person
associatedWith Wilson, Olin, C., 1909-1994. person
associatedWith Wooldridge, Dean E. person
associatedWith Zwicky, F. (Fritz), 1898-, person
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Birth 1898-02-14

Death 1974-02-08

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