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Bengt Strömgrens life among the stars

It is fair to call the 20th century astronomy in Denmark for the 'Strömgren-century,' as two generations of Strömgren family were leading the Danish astronomy for most of the 1900s, namely Elis Strömgren and his son Bengt Strömgren.

05 September 2009

Born under a lucky starBorn under a lucky star
Bengt Strömgren was born in Göteborg 1908 to the astronomer Svante Elis Strömgren and Hedvig Strömgren, a dentist...

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04 September 2009

The interstellar glowThe interstellar glow
A 1939 article by Bengt Strömgren is considered to be a pivotal turning point in our understanding of interstellar matter...

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04 September 2009

The Mecca of quantum physics in Copenhagen The Mecca of quantum physics in Copenhagen
The research environment at Blegdamsvej is singled out in several places as being especially creative and stimulating for those working...

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04 September 2009

Stellar- and nuclear energyStellar- and nuclear energy
Bengt Strömgren contributed key new ideas about energy production in stellar interiors up until the start of the Second World War...

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04 September 2009

The birth of Strömgren-photometry and atmosphere models The birth of Strömgren-photometry and atmosphere models
Early in his career, Bengt Strömgren laid out a large and ambitious program for the investigation of stars in the Milky Way...

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04 September 2009

A universe of hydrogenA universe of hydrogen
His theory about the abundance of hydrogen of the stars was Bengt Strömgren's international breakthrough...

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02 September 2009

Bengt Strömgren - A Danish internationalistA Danish internationalist
Bengt Strömgren inherited his father's international vision and worked for many years in a number of international organisations...

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