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

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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.
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An inventory of the 362 items representing the personal and professional papers of Dutch astronomer Oort (1900-92) held at the Leiden University Library. Lists and describes each document in the item, which often includes manuscripts, comments, outlines, correspondence, and miscellaneous notes. The entries are presented in sections such as research and teaching, the Leiden observatory, astronomy in the Netherlands, and world events. Also includes a biographical sketch, a primary bibliography, a few reproductions, and photographs. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792345428
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 5/31/1997
  • Series: Astrophysics and Space Science Library Series , #213
  • Edition description: 1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • 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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