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Jan Hendrik Oort

Jan Hendrik OortBorn: 28-Apr-1900
Birthplace: Franeker, Friesland, Netherlands
Died: 5-Nov-1992
Location of death: Leiden, Netherlands
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Astronomer

Nationality: Netherlands
Executive summary: Theory of the origin of comets

    University: University of Groningen (1921)
    Teacher: University of Leiden (1930-35)
    Professor: University of Leiden (1935-)

    International Astronomical Union President (1958-61)
    International Astronomical Union Secretary (1935-48)
    Bruce Medal 1942
    Royal Astronomical Society Gold Medal 1946
    Kyoto Prize
    Balzan Prize 1984
    Asteroid Namesake 1691 Oort

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