Hendrik C. van de Hulst

1918 - 2000

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Hendrik Christoffel "Henk" van de Hulst (19 November 1918 – 31 July 2000) was a Dutch astronomer and mathematician. In 1944, while a student in Utrecht, he predicted the existence of the 21 cm hyperfine line of neutral interstellar hydrogen. After this line was discovered, he participated, with Jan Oort and C.A. Muller, in the effort to use radio astronomy to map out the neutral hydrogen in our galaxy, which first revealed its spiral structure. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hendrik C. van de Hulst has received more than 21,675 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Hendrik C. van de Hulst is the 480th most popular mathematician (down from 416th in 2019), the 451st most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 358th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Dutch Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Hendrik C. van de Hulst ranks 480 out of 828Before him are Mihailo Petrović, Samuel Eilenberg, Jacques Pelletier du Mans, Dinostratus, Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, and Campanus of Novara. After him are Grégoire de Saint-Vincent, Edward Arthur Milne, Willem 's Gravesande, Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz, August Leopold Crelle, and William Thurston.

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Among people born in 1918, Hendrik C. van de Hulst ranks 138Before him are Mehdi Huseynzade, Abdul Haris Nasution, Gottfried von Einem, Sandro Puppo, Georgios Rallis, and Hermann Zapf. After him are Brenda Milner, Gunnar Sønsteby, Jelle Zijlstra, Arthur Chung, James Aldridge, and Anne Shirley. Among people deceased in 2000, Hendrik C. van de Hulst ranks 125Before him are Abdul Haris Nasution, Julie London, Franco Donatoni, Yevgeny Khrunov, Hidetoki Takahashi, and Nikolaos Andriakopoulos. After him are Adamantios Androutsopoulos, Ernst Jandl, David Tomlinson, Walter Berry, Alfred Schwarzmann, and Ioannis Mitropoulos.

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Among people born in Netherlands, Hendrik C. van de Hulst ranks 451 out of 1,209Before him are Cornelis de Bruijn (1652), Barend Biesheuvel (1920), Willem Frederik Hermans (1921), Gerald Vanenburg (1964), Jos Verstappen (1972), and Pieter Pourbus (1523). After him are Anthony van Hoboken (1887), Pierre Cuypers (1827), Tom Okker (1944), Willem 's Gravesande (1688), Candy Dulfer (1969), and Mary of Guelders (1434).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In Netherlands

Among mathematicians born in Netherlands, Hendrik C. van de Hulst ranks 8Before him are L. E. J. Brouwer (1881), Willem de Sitter (1872), Isaac Beeckman (1588), Gemma Frisius (1508), Bartel Leendert van der Waerden (1903), and Auguste Kerckhoffs (1835). After him are Willem 's Gravesande (1688), Thomas Joannes Stieltjes (1856), and Arend Heyting (1898).