Ep. 517: Fritz Zwicky and the Zwicky Transient Facility

Posted on Feb 7, 2019 in Cosmology, Doing Astronomy, People, podcast | 0 comments


One of the most influential astronomers in the 20th Century was Fritz Zwicky. He had his hand in the discovery of dark matter, gravitational lensing, supernovae and neutron stars. And he also worked on a few more controversial ideas like, uh, tired light. Let’s learn more about Zwicky.

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Show Notes

Fritz Zwicky bio
Who was Fritz Zwicky?
Zwicky’s theories and discoveries:
Supernovae and neutron stars
Gravitational Lensing
Tired Light (incorrect, but leading to expansion of universe theories)
Morphological analysis
Catalog of Galaxies and Clusters

Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF)

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