Liisi Oterma

1915 - 2001

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Liisi Oterma (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈliːsi ˈʔotermɑ]; 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 17,868 page views. Her biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia. Liisi Oterma is the 278th most popular astronomer (down from 150th in 2019), the 131st most popular biography from Finland (down from 64th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Liisi Oterma ranks 278 out of 531Before her are Robert T. A. Innes, Maria Clara Eimmart, Karl Christian Bruhns, Mashallah ibn Athari, Edwin Ernest Salpeter, and Jérôme Eugène Coggia. After her are Heikki A. Alikoski, Oskar Minkowski, John Machin, Frank Watson Dyson, André-Louis Danjon, and Benjamin Baillaud.

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Among people born in 1915, Liisi Oterma ranks 129Before her are Helmut Wick, Wee Kim Wee, Eddie Bracken, Alberto Burri, Karl Leisner, and Saifuddin Azizi. After her are Vítězslava Kaprálová, Ghulam Ishaq Khan, M. F. Husain, Nikos Beloyannis, Zulfiya, and Wilhelm Gliese. Among people deceased in 2001, Liisi Oterma ranks 129Before her are John C. Lilly, Chuck Schuldiner, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Vasily Mishin, Berry Berenson, and R. K. Narayan. After her are Juan Carlos Lorenzo, Tommy Flanagan, John Lewis, Burt Kennedy, Charles Helou, and Hilde Holger.

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In Finland

Among people born in Finland, Liisi Oterma ranks 131 out of 642Before her are Paavo Talvela (1897), Timo Salonen (1951), Selim Palmgren (1878), Gunnar Höckert (1910), Gunnar Nordström (1881), and Kalevi Sorsa (1930). After her are Mauno Pekkala (1890), Heikki A. Alikoski (1912), Ville Valo (1976), Marcus Grönholm (1968), Ali Aaltonen (1884), and Toivo Mikael Kivimäki (1886).

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 (1841).