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Louis Henyey

AKA Louis George Henyey

Born: 3-Feb-1910
Birthplace: McKees Rocks, PA
Died: 18-Feb-1970
Location of death: Berkeley, CA
Cause of death: Stroke

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Astronomer, Physicist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Henyey method

Military service: Office of Scientific Research and Development (WWII)

Astronomer Louis Henyey studied under Hans Bethe, and laid out a complex mathematical solution, now known as the Henyey method, for calculating the internal structure of stars. Working with his long-time friend, astronomer Jesse L. Greenstein, he designed a new spectrograph and a wide-angle camera that was used in the study of interstellar matter.

Father: Bela Henyey (moulder)
Mother: Mary Henyey
Wife: Elizabeth Rose Belak Henyey (m. 28-Apr-1934)
Daughter: Elizabeth Maryrose Henyey
Son: Francis Stephen Henyey
Son: Thomas Louis Henyey (geologist)

    High School: West High School, Cleveland, OH (1927)
    University: BS, Case Western Reserve University (1932)
    University: MS, Case Western Reserve University (1932)
    University: PhD, University of Chicago (1937)
    Teacher: Astronomy, University of Chicago (1937-47)
    Scholar: Yerkes Observatory, University of Chicago (1937-47)
    Scholar: Astrophysics, Columbia University (1941-42)
    Teacher: Astronomy, University of California at Berkeley (1947-54)
    Professor: Astronomy, University of California at Berkeley (1954-70)
    Administrator: Director of Leuschner Observatory, University of California at Berkeley (1959-64)

    National Academy of Sciences 1970
    National Science Foundation
    Royal Astronomical Society
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1941
    Hungarian Ancestry
    Lunar Crater Henyey Crater


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