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Studies in Utrecht

  • Pieter C. van der Kruit
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Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 416)

Abstract

Kapteyn studied mathematics and physics at the University of Utrecht, where his most important teachers were C.H.D. Buys Ballot and C.H.C. Grinwis. In 1875 he completed his PhD thesis under the supervision of the latter on the theory of vibrating thin membranes. Astronomy professor M. Hoek died during Kapteyn’s studies, and no theses on astronomical subjects were written in Utrecht at the time. Nevertheless he gained a great deal of experience in astronomy, which is reflected in the large number of propositions on astronomical issues that accompany his thesis. In his last years in Utrecht he met his future wife Catharina Elisabeth (Elise) Kalshoven.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pieter C. van der Kruit
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  1. 1.Kapteyn Astronomical InstituteUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands

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