Ejnar Hertzsprung

Danish astronomer and chemist

Ejnar Hertzsprung (8 October 1873 – 21 October 1967) was a Danish chemist and astronomer born in Copenhagen. In the period 1911–1913, together with Henry Norris Russell, he helped to create the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

Ejnar Hertzsprung
Hertzsprung (right) and Karl Schwarzschild in front of the Göttingen Observatory building (1909)
Born(1873-10-08)8 October 1873
Died21 October 1967(1967-10-21) (aged 94)
Alma materCopenhagen Polytechnic (DTU)
Known forHertzsprung–Russell diagram
AwardsBruce Medal 1937
Scientific career
FieldsChemistry, Astronomy
InstitutionsLeiden Observatory

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