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Ludwig Biermann

AKA Ludwig Franz Benedikt Biermann

Born: 13-Mar-1907
Birthplace: Hamm, Germany
Died: 12-Jan-1986
Location of death: München, Germany
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Astronomer, Physicist

Nationality: Germany
Executive summary: Solar winds

German astronomer Ludwig Biermann predicted the presence of steady particle emissions from the sun -- solar winds -- with his 1951 theory about why the tails of comets always point away from the Sun. He also studied hydrogen halos around comets, plasma physics, controlled fusion, and magnetic fields in outer space.

    University: Technische Hochschule, Hannover
    University: University of Munich
    University: University of Freiburg
    University: PhD, University of Göttingen
    Teacher: University of Edinburgh
    Teacher: University of Jena
    Teacher: University of Berlin
    Teacher: University of Hamburg
    Professor: Astrophysics, Max Planck Institute of Göttingen
    Professor: University of California at Berkeley (1959-60)

    Royal Astronomical Society Gold Medal 1974
    Bruce Medal 1967
    Asteroid Namesake 73640 Biermann

Author of books:
Cosmic Gas Dynamics (1973)

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