Azeglio Bemporad

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Azeglio Bemporad (born March 19, 1875 in Siena , † February 11, 1945 in Catania ) was an Italian astronomer .

Azeglio Bemporad studied mathematics at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa and then worked as an assistant at the Turin Observatory . After stops in Heidelberg and Potsdam , he worked in Catania from 1904 , where Bemporad worked on a Catalogo Astrophotografico. From 1912 he was director of the Astronomical Observatory Capodimonte in Naples , which he directed towards astrophysics. In 1938 he was dismissed as a Jew due to the anti-Semitic laws enacted by Mussolini. In 1943 he was rehabilitated but did not return to his post.

He wrote an article on atmospheric observation disturbances in the Encyclopedia of Mathematical Sciences .

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  • On the theory of the extinction of light in the earth's atmosphere . In: Communications from the Grossh. Heidelberg observatory . No. 4, 1904, pp. 1-78.

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