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.

Born under a lucky star

5 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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The interstellar glow

4 September 2009

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

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The Mecca of quantum physics in Copenhagen

4 September 2009

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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Stellar- and nuclear energy

4 September 2009

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

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The birth of Strömgren-photometry and atmosphere models

4 September 2009

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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A universe of hydrogen

4 September 2009

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

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A Danish internationalist

2 September 2009

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

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