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Erika Böhm Vitense

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Name  Erika Bohm-Vitense
Role  Astronomer

Education  University of Kiel
Erika Böhm-Vitense Remembering Prof Erika BhmVitense Department of Astronomy
Institutions  University of Washington, Seattle
Academic advisors  Ludwig Biermann, Albrecht Unsold
Spouse  Karl-Heinz Hermann Bohm
Books  Introduction to Stellar Astrophys, Introduction to Stellar Astrophysics:, Introduction to Stellar Astrophysics

Institution  University of Washington

Erika Helga Ruth Böhm-Vitense (June 3, 1923 – January 21, 2017) was a German-born American astronomer known for her work on Cepheid variables and stellar atmospheres. She received her doctorate from the University of Kiel in 1951 and is a professor emeritus at the University of Washington. In 1965, she was awarded the Annie J. Cannon Award in Astronomy by the American Astronomical Society.

She authored three volumes of introductory astrophysics texts first published in 1989.

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Erika Böhm-Vitense Wikipedia


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