Bertil Lindblad

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Bertil Lindblad (born November 26, 1895 in Örebro , † June 25, 1965 in Saltsjöbaden outside Stockholm ) was a Swedish astronomer and developer of density wave theory .


From 1927 he was professor and astronomer at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and director of the Stockholm Observatory .

Lindblad made important contributions to the determination of the luminosity of stars . He mainly researched the rotation of our Milky Way system and the structure of the galaxies . In 1925 he presented the hypothesis of the rotation of our galaxy. This was confirmed in 1927 by Jan Hendrik Oort and his colleagues.


In 1946 Lindblad was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 1949 to the Académie des Sciences . In 1951 he was elected a corresponding member of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and in 1955 a member of the National Academy of Sciences .


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  1. Book of Members 1780 – present, Chapter L. (PDF; 1.1 MB) In: American Academy of Arts and Sciences ( Retrieved February 19, 2018 .
  2. ^ List of members since 1666: Letter L. Académie des sciences, accessed on January 13, 2020 (French).
  3. Holger Krahnke: The members of the Academy of Sciences in Göttingen 1751-2001 (= Treatises of the Academy of Sciences in Göttingen, Philological-Historical Class. Volume 3, Vol. 246 = Treatises of the Academy of Sciences in Göttingen, Mathematical-Physical Class. Episode 3, vol. 50). Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 2001, ISBN 3-525-82516-1 , p. 152.
  4. ^ Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, Volume 1 in the Google Book Search