Wojciech Krzemiński

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Wojciech Krzemiński
Dr Wojciech Krzemiński w roku 2011 (fot. Alexei Pamyatnykh).jpg
Born(1933-05-20)May 20, 1933
DiedAugust 5, 2017(2017-08-05) (aged 84)
Warsaw, Poland
NationalityPolish
Alma materUniversity of Warsaw
Scientific career
Fieldsastrophysics
InstitutionsNCAC in Warsaw
and the Carnegie Institution Observatories
PatronsPolish Academy of Sciences

Wojciech Krzemiński (20 May 1933–5 August 2017) was a Polish astronomer and a retired professor of Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center of Polish Academy of Sciences. He worked many years for the Carnegie Institution for Science Observatories.[1] Krzemiński also discovered the optical companion of X-ray pulsar Centaurus X-3, which was named Krzemiński's Star in his honor.

He was also one of the first astronomers who correctly interpreted the nature of polar stars like AM Herculis.

Krzemiński died on 5 August 2017 in Warsaw at the age of 84.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Conference "50 years of eclipses U Geminorum"". PAP-Science in Poland. 2011-10-25. Retrieved 2011-11-07.
  2. Wojciech Krzemiński (Polish)