Dirk Brouwer

Dirk Brouwer
Dirk Brouwer
Born September 1, 1902(1902-09-01)
Died January 31, 1966(1966-01-31) (aged 63)
New Haven
Citizenship American
Nationality Dutch
Fields astronomy
Alma mater Leiden University
Known for celestial mechanics
Notable awards Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society (1955)
Bruce Medal (1966)

Dirk Brouwer (September 1, 1902, Rotterdam – January 31, 1966, New Haven) was a Dutch-American astronomer.

He received his Ph.D. in 1927 at Leiden University in the Netherlands and then went to Yale University. From 1941 until 1966 he was editor of the Astronomical Journal.

He specialized in celestial mechanics and together with Gerald Clemence wrote the textbook Methods of Celestial Mechanics.



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