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Fred L. Whipple - Obituary

Uberoi, Chanchal (2005) Fred L. Whipple - Obituary. In: Current Science, 88 (5). p. 829.


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Fred Lawrence Whipple, one of the last giants of 20 century astronomy, passed away on 30 August at the age of 97 following prolonged illness. He was Phillips Professor of Astronomy Emeritus at Harvard University and a Senior Physicist at Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory(SAO).'Fred Whipple was one of those rare individuals who affected our lives in many ways. He predicted the coming age of satellites, he revolutionized the study of comets and as Director of the SAO, he helped form the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics',says Charles Alcock, present Director of the Center.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Current Science
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences. This is a correspondance article.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Mathematics
Date Deposited: 17 May 2005
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:18
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/3194

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