R.I.P. Maarten Schmidt (1929-2022)

Once again I find myself having to pass on some sad news. Astronomer Maarten Schmidt has passed away at the age of 92. The highlight of his long and distinguished career was the discovery, in 1963, that quasars showed hydrogen emission lines that revealed them to be at cosmological redshifts. Together with Donald Lynden-Bell (who passed away in 2018), Schmidt was awarded the inaugural Kavli Prize for Astrophysics in 2008.

Rest in peace, Maarten Schmidt (1929-2022).

One Response to “R.I.P. Maarten Schmidt (1929-2022)”

  1. […] Niederlanden geborene Astronom Maarten Schmidt mit 92 Jahren verstorben: Nachrufe hier, hier, hier, hier, hier und hier, ein Video, ein Thread, eine Erinnerungen und Oral History hier und hier. Passend […]

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