Fritz Zwicky, Swiss-American astronomer, twentieth century astronomy, twentieth century physics
This paper will discuss the life of the Swiss native, Fritz Zwicky, and this article will present information in a linear fashion, starting with some attention-grabbing information about Zwicky's knowledge of dark matter and then lead to a discussion of his youth and some decisions he made at that time, especially dealing with his education. This essay will then describe some of Zwicky's personal relationships and how his sometimes commanding and abrasive personality affected them. The bulk of this article will deal with how Zwicky was ahead of his time in the areas of astrophysics and the theory of dark matter.
Original Publication Citation
Winkler, K. (2014). Fritz Zwicky and the Search for Dark Matter. Swiss American Historical Society Review, 50(2), 23-41.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Winkler, Kurt, "Fritz Zwicky and the Search for Dark Matter" (2014). Faculty Publications. 1991.
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