Origin And Evolution Of The Elements Volume 4 Carnegie Observatories Astrophysics Series

Author: Andrew McWilliam
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521755788
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I focus my attention on the contributions of the six scientists in Figure 1. 1 who, in
their own ways, made significant contributions to the investigation of cosmic
abundances during their researches at the Mount Wilson Observatory. They
serve as archetypes of scientists who worked at Santa Barbara Street in the first
half of the 20th century. George Ellery Hale, our first Director, is hardly
representative of a class. He is a class unto himself. I make two observations
about Hale's early years ...