Ejnar Hertzsprung

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Ejnar Hertzsprung
Hertzsprung (right) and Karl Schwarzschild in front of the Göttingen Observatory building (1909)
Born(1873-10-08)8 October 1873
Died21 October 1967(1967-10-21) (aged 94)
Alma materCopenhagen Polytechnic (DTU)
Known forHertzsprung–Russell diagram
AwardsBruce Medal 1937
Scientific career
FieldsChemistry, Astronomy
InstitutionsLeiden Observatory

Ejnar Hertzsprung (8 October 1873 – 21 October 1967) was a Danish chemist and astronomer born in Copenhagen. In the period 1911–1913, together with Henry Norris Russell, he helped to create the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

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