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Encyclopedia > Marcel Minnaert

Marcel Gilles Jozef Minnaert (February 12, 1893October 26, 1970) was a Belgian astronomer.


He specialized in spectroscopy and the study of stellar atmospheres.


He won the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1947 and the Bruce Medal in 1951.


In 1998 the University of Utrecht named a 9200 m2 building after him, the Minnaert Building (http://www.phys.uu.nl/~minnaert/)


In 2003 dr Leo Molenaar (http://www.leomolenaar.nl) wrote a 600 page biography on Marcel Minnaert. See his site for a short biography (http://www.leomolenaar.nl/htmlMarcelMinnaertEngels.html).


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Marcel Minnaert - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (304 words)
Marcel Gilles Jozef Minnaert (February 12, 1893 – October 26, 1970) was a Belgian astronomer.
In 1941, he invented the Minnaert function, which is used in optical measurements of celestial bodies.
De rok van het universum: Marcel Minnaert, astrofysicus 1893–1970 Balans, Amsterdam, 2003 [in Dutch].
Marcel Minnaert - definition of Marcel Minnaert in Encyclopedia (127 words)
Marcel Gilles Jozef Minnaert (February 12 1893 – October 26 1970) was a Belgian astronomer.
He specialized in spectroscopy and the study of stellar atmospheres.
He won the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1947 and the Bruce Medal in 1951.
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