George Herbig

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George Herbig
Born (1920-01-02)January 2, 1920
Wheeling, West Virginia
Died October 12, 2013(2013-10-12) (aged 93)
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Residence Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Citizenship United States citizen
Alma mater University of California, Berkeley
Known for Herbig–Haro objects
Herbig Ae/Be stars
Scientific career
Fields Star formation, interstellar medium
Institutions University of Hawaii

George Howard Herbig (January 2, 1920 – October 12, 2013) was an astronomer at the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy.[1] He is perhaps best known for the discovery of Herbig–Haro objects.[2][3]

Background

Born in 1920 in Wheeling, West Virginia,[4] Herbig received his Ph.D in 1948 at the University of California, Berkeley; his dissertation is entitled A Study of Variable Stars in Nebulosity. His specialty was stars at an early stage of evolution (a class of intermediate mass pre–main sequence stars are named Herbig Ae/Be stars after him) and the interstellar medium. He was perhaps best known for his discovery, with Guillermo Haro, of the Herbig–Haro objects; bright patches of nebulosity excited by bipolar outflow from a star being born. Herbig has also made prominent contributions to the field of diffuse interstellar band (DIB) research, especially through a series of nine articles published between 1963 and 1995 entitled "The diffuse interstellar bands."

Honors

Awards

Named after him

Selected publications

References

  1. ^ a b "The Bruce Medalists: George Howard Herbig". Retrieved 2010-02-01. 
  2. ^ "George Herbig (1920-2013)". AstroWright. 2013-10-13. Retrieved 2013-11-03. 
  3. ^ Reipurth, B. (2013). "George Herbig (1920–2013) Astronomer who pioneered studies of young stars". Nature. 503 (7477): 470. Bibcode:2013Natur.503..470R. PMID 24284724. doi:10.1038/503470a. 
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  5. ^ "Helen B. Warner Prize for Astronomy". American Astronomical Society. Archived from the original on 2010-12-22. Retrieved 2010-02-01. 
  6. ^ "Henry Norris Russell Lectureship". American Astronomical Society. Archived from the original on 2010-12-22. Retrieved 2010-02-01. 
  7. ^ "Outbursts from a newborn star". Retrieved 12 October 2015. 
  8. ^ "High-Resolution Spectroscopy of FU Orionis Stars". Adsabs.harvard.edu. Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
  9. ^ "The Young Cluster IC 5146". Adsabs.harvard.edu. Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
  10. ^ Herbig, G. H.; Simon, T. (2001). "Barnard's Merope Nebula Revisited: New Observational Results". The Astronomical Journal. 121 (6): 3138–3148. Bibcode:2001AJ....121.3138H. doi:10.1086/321077. 

Further reading

  • Reipurth, Bo. GEORGE HERBIG and Early Stellar Evolution. Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, Special Publications No. 1.
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