Lyman Spitzer: life, times, and science

Nityananda, Rajaram (2016) Lyman Spitzer: life, times, and science. Resonance: Journal of Science Education, 21 (11). pp. 971-983. ISSN 0973-712X

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Lyman Spitzer was one of the major figures of twentieth century theoretical astrophysics. Over more than fifty years, he kept up sustained research of his own, on problems concerning the interstellar medium, star formation, and galaxies. In addition, he was a major influence on observational programmes and created a thriving school of theoretical astrophysics at Princeton University along with a strong plasma physics programme. This article brings out his contributions, placing them in context.

Item Type: Article
Authors: Nityananda, Rajaram
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lyman Spitzer. Astrophysics. Plasma physics. interstellar medium. star formation. galaxies globular. clusters.
Subjects: Social sciences > Education > Science education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Arts and Sciences
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