Jan Oort

About Jan Oort

Birth Day: April 28, 1900
Birth Place: Netherlands
Died On: Nov 5, 1992 (age 92)
Birth Sign: Taurus

Jan Oort Net Worth

Jan Oort was bornon April 28, 1900 in Netherlands. Famous for his work in the scientific sub-field of radio astronomy, Oort is particularly known for his discovery of the rotation of the Milky Way and the accompanying lack of solar centrality within Earth's galaxy. He is also notable for his comet research; his discovery of dark matter; and his identification of the Milky Way's "galactic halo."
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About

Famous for his work in the scientific sub-field of radio astronomy, Oort is particularly known for his discovery of the rotation of the Milky Way and the accompanying lack of solar centrality within Earth's galaxy. He is also notable for his comet research; his discovery of dark matter; and his identification of the Milky Way's "galactic halo."

Before Fame

After studying physics at Groningen University, he worked at both the Yale Observatory and Leiden University.

Trivia

He was the 1966 recipient of the Vetlesen Prize and the 1987 winner of the Kyoto Prize.

Family Life

His marriage to Johanna Maria Graadt van Roggen resulted in sons named Abraham and Coenraad and a daughter named Marijke.

Associated With

He and American Astronomer Edwin Hubble were contemporaries.