Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2014 Edition
| Editors: Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard A. Jarrell, Jordan D. MarchéII, JoAnn Palmeri, Daniel W. E. Green

Snyder, Hartland

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9917-7_1296

Born1913

Died1962

With his teacher,  J. Robert Oppenheimer, American physicist Hartland Snyder showed (1939), using quantum mechanics and general relativity, that a collapsing massive star will continue to collapse until it forms what is now called a black hole.

Selected Reference

  1. Michelmore, Peter (1969). The Swift Years: The Robert Oppenheimer Story. New York: Dodd, Mead and Co.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Earth ScienceUniversity of Northern IowaCedar FallsUSA