May 28, 1895|
Strasbourg, German Empire
January 4, 1976 (aged 80)|
|Notable awards||Bruce Medal in 1961|
Minkowski was the son of Marie Johanna Siegel and physiologist Oskar Minkowski. His uncle was Hermann Minkowski. Rudolph studied supernovae and, together with Walter Baade, divided them into two classes (Type I and Type II) based on their spectral characteristics. He and Baade also found optical counterparts to various radio sources.
He headed the National Geographic Society – Palomar Observatory Sky Survey, a photographic atlas of the entire northern sky (and down to declination -22°) up to magnitude 22.
|1620 Geographos||September 14, 1951||with A. G. Wilson|
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