Biographies

20th century characters (II)

20th century characters (II)

The previous chapter contains the biographies of astronomers, scientists and researchers who developed their work during the twentieth century, although they were born in the nineteenth.

This division was made for reasons of space, since, as is logical, the more advanced astronomical science and technology in general, the more people are professionally engaged in this field of knowledge.

This chapter contains the biographies of famous people in Astronomy born during the twentieth century.

In this chapter:

Jan Hendrik Oort and the comet cloud: Jan Hendrik Oort was a prestigious Dutch astronomer internationally who lived ... Read page Heisenberg and the uncertainty principle: German physicist Werner Karl Heisenberg is known above all for formulating the ... Read pageGeorge Gamow and the Atomic energy: Gamow made important contributions in many fields, from radioactivity and cosmogony… Read page Clyde Tombaugh and the discovery of Pluto: Clyde Tombaugh was the astronomer who discovered the dwarf planet Pluto in 1930… Read page Sergei Koroliov, a Soviet genius: Sergey Pávlovich Koroliov (Ukraine, 1907 - Russia, 1966), was one of the first engineers ... Read pageWernher von Braun, a German in the United States: Wernher Magnus Maximilian Freiherr von Braun (Germany, 1912 - United States ... Read pageJoan Oó and the origin of life: Joan Oró Florensa was born in Lleida on October 26, 1923. Oró came from a modest family de ... Read pageAntony Hewish and the pulsars: The radio astronomer Antony Hewish (England, 1924), received the Nobel Prize in Physics for the ... Read pageAllan Rex Sandage, cumulus and contraction in the Universe: The American astronomer Allan Rex Sandage (Iowa, 1926 - 2010… Read page Arno Penzias and the cosmic background radiation: Arno Allan Penzias was born in Munich, Germany in 1933. He belonged to a family… Read page Carl Sagan and the popular science: Carl Edward Sagan was a cosmologist, astronomer, astrophysicist, writer and popularizer ... Read pageValentina Tereshkova, the first cosmonaut: Valentina Tereshkova has the honor of being the first woman to travel to space ... Read pageStephen Hawking, holes and time history: Stephen Hawking, British theoretical physicist, is known for his attempts to ... Read page Susan Jocelyn Bell Burnell and the pulsars: Susan Jocelyn Bell Burnell is the astrophysicist who first detected the radio signal… Read page