The Letters and Papers of Jan Hendrik Oort: As Archived in the University Library, Leiden / Edition 1

The Letters and Papers of Jan Hendrik Oort: As Archived in the University Library, Leiden / Edition 1

by J.K. Katgert-Merkelijn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0792345428

ISBN-13: 9780792345428

Pub. Date: 05/31/1997

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

The astronomer Jan Hendrik Oort (1900-1992) left behind an extensive collection of notes and correspondence, both on his research and on matters that concerned him in a variety of official functions. Upon Oort's death, the collection was augmented by more personal papers, letters, journals, and diaries.
The resulting collection forms a rich source of information

Overview

The astronomer Jan Hendrik Oort (1900-1992) left behind an extensive collection of notes and correspondence, both on his research and on matters that concerned him in a variety of official functions. Upon Oort's death, the collection was augmented by more personal papers, letters, journals, and diaries.
The resulting collection forms a rich source of information on many aspects of twentieth-century astronomy, in which Oort played such an important role. The scientific and personal material covers the entire span of time from Oort's early youth until his death.
To make these papers accessible to a wide circle of users, the collection has now been catalogued and described; the result is presented in this volume. A name index and a subject index have been added to facilitate access. The inventory is accompanied by a short biographical sketch, and a number of photographs, mostly relating to Oort's career as a scientist.
The original papers themselves are archived in the Leiden University Library.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792345428
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
05/31/1997
Series:
Astrophysics and Space Science Library Series, #213
Edition description:
1997
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. Biography. 1. Research and Teaching. 2. Correspondence. 3. Leiden Observatory. 4. Leiden University. 5. Astronomy in the Netherlands. 6. Netherlands. 7. Europe. 8. International (World). 9. Personal Archives. List of Publications. List of Abbreviations. Name Index. Subject Index.

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