Category:Jan Hendrik Oort

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Jan Hendrik Oort 28 April 1900 – 5 November 1992) was a Dutch astronomer who made significant contributions to the understanding of the Milky Way and who was a pioneer in the field of radio astronomy.

Jan Oort 
Dutch astronomer
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Date of birth28 April 1900
Date of death5 November 1992
Leiden (Netherlands)
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Doctoral advisor
  • Pieter Johannes van Rhijn
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Field of work
Award received
  • Balzan Prize (1984)
  • Henry Norris Russell Lectureship (1951)
  • Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society (1946)
  • Karl Schwarzschild Medal (1972)
  • Bruce Medal (1942)
  • Prix Jules Janssen (1947)
  • Vetlesen Prize (1966)
  • Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences (1987)
  • Janssen Medal (1946)
  • Gouden Ganzenveer (1960)
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