Maarten Schmidt

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Maarten Schmidt

Maarten Schmidt (born December 28, 1929) is a Dutch astronomer who measured the distances of quasars. Born in Groningen, The Netherlands, Schmidt studied with Jan Hendrik Oort. He earned his Ph.D. degree from Leiden Observatory in 1956. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maarten Schmidt has received more than 34,156 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 299th most popular astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Maarten Schmidt ranks 300 out of 495Before him are Giovanni Domenico Maraldi, Louis Boyer, Wilhelm Julius Foerster, Alvan Graham Clark, Brian G. Marsden, and Freimut Börngen. After him are Carl Gustav Witt, Georges Rayet, Alfred Fowler, Frank Watson Dyson, Frank Schlesinger, and Franz Kaiser.

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Among people born in 1929, Maarten Schmidt ranks 227Before him are Txillardegi, Terry Moore, Jamshid bin Abdullah of Zanzibar, Aleksandra Pakhmutova, Stanisław Mikulski, and Henri Pousseur. After him are Jacques Plante, Johan Otto von Spreckelsen, André Darrigade, Karl-Erik Palmér, Eliseo Prado, and Dominique Fernandez.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Maarten Schmidt ranks 454 out of 908Before him are Henry Casimir I of Nassau-Dietz (1612), Nigel de Jong (1984), Adri van der Poel (null), Richard Witschge (1969), Willem de Vlamingh (1640), and Jens Böhrnsen (1949). After him are Dirk Stikker (1897), Willem Schermerhorn (1894), Gerbrand Bredero (1585), Jasper Cillessen (1989), Arend Heyting (1898), and Jan Wouters (1960).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Netherlands

Among astronomers born in Netherlands, Maarten Schmidt ranks 16Before him are Walter Lewin (1936), Henri Joseph Anastase Perrotin (1845), Hendrik van Gent (1900), Bart Bok (1906), Peter van de Kamp (1901), and Dirk Brouwer (1902). After him are Adriaan van Maanen (1884).

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