Liisi Oterma

1915 - 2001

Liisi Oterma

Liisi Oterma (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈliːsi ˈotermɑ]) (6 January 1915 – 4 April 2001) was a Finnish astronomer, the first woman to get a Ph.D. degree in astronomy in Finland.She studied mathematics and astronomy at the University of Turku, and soon became Yrjö Väisälä's assistant and worked on the search for minor planets. She obtained her masters degree in 1938. From 1941 to 1965, Oterma worked as an observer at the university's observatory. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Liisi Oterma has received more than 13,077 page views. Her biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 157th most popular astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Liisi Oterma ranks 158 out of 495Before her are Cornelis Johannes van Houten, Erasmus Reinhold, Gan De, Jacobus Kapteyn, Yrjö Väisälä, and Peter Andreas Hansen. After her are Luigi Ferdinando Marsili, Mary Somerville, Maria Mitchell, Seth Barnes Nicholson, James W. Christy, and Milton L. Humason.

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Among people born in 1915, Liisi Oterma ranks 82Before her are Hanns Martin Schleyer, Robert Monroe, Kunihiko Kodaira, John Vorster, Georgy Sviridov, and Ibolya Csák. After her are Richard Hamming, Ross Macdonald, Loris Francesco Capovilla, Alicia Rhett, Willie Dixon, and Piet de Jong. Among people deceased in 2001, Liisi Oterma ranks 66Before her are Francisco Rabal, Renato Carosone, Michele Alboreto, Luis Carniglia, Katharine Graham, and Bill Hewlett. After her are Juan Bosch, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, Birendra of Nepal, Perry Como, and Indro Montanelli.

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In Finland

Among people born in Finland, Liisi Oterma ranks 69 out of 362Before her are Jaakko Hintikka (1929), Clas Thunberg (1893), Gustaf Mauritz Armfelt (1757), Yrjö Väisälä (1891), Ville Ritola (1896), and Lasse Virén (1949). After her are Juhani Aho (1861), Henri Toivonen (1956), Aimo Cajander (1879), Juha Sipilä (1961), Edvard Westermarck (1862), and Nils-Aslak Valkeapää (1943).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Finland

Among astronomers born in Finland, Liisi Oterma ranks 2Before her are Yrjö Väisälä (1891). After her are Heikki A. Alikoski (1912) and Hugo Gyldén (null).

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