References for Willem de Sitter

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  1. A Blaauw, Biography in Dictionary of Scientific Biography (New York 1970-1990).
    http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Willem_de_Sitter.aspx
  2. Biography in Encyclopaedia Britannica.
    http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9068024/Willem-de-Sitter

Books:

  1. P Kerszberg, The invented universe : the Einstein-De Sitter controversy (1916-17) and the rise of relativistic cosmology (Oxford, 1989).
  2. E de Sitter-Suermondt, Willem de Sitter; een menschenleven (H D Tjeenk-Willink, Haarlem, 1948).

Articles:

  1. A Blaauw, Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers (Springer, NY, 2007), 1063-64.
  2. C A Chant, Willem de Sitter, 1872-1934, Roy. Astronom. Soc. Canada 29 (1935), 1-3.
  3. L Gratton, Willem De Sitter, necrologia (Italian), Memorie della Societa Astronomia Italiana 8 (1935), 417.
  4. A H J, A tribute to Willem de Sitter, Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 47 (275) (1935), 65-66.
  5. M Janssen, The Einstein-De Sitter Debate and Its Aftermath
    http://www.tc.umn.edu/~janss011/pdf files/Einstein-De Sitter.pdf
  6. P Kerszberg, Einstein, De Sitter and Cosmology, in Don Howard & John Stachel (eds.), Einstein and the History of General Relativity, Proceedings of the 1986 Osgood Hill Conference, North Andover, MA, Einstein Studies (Birkhäuser, Boston, 1989), 325-366.
  7. W H McCrea, Willem de Sitter 1872 - 1934, J. British Astron. Assoc. 82 (1972), 178-181.
  8. W E Meyer, Address of the Retiring President of the Society in Awarding the Bruce Gold Medal to Dr. Willem de Sitter, Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 43 (252) (1931), 125-129.
  9. J H Oort, Obituary: Willem de Sitter, The Observatory 58 (1935), 22-27.
  10. W R de Sitter, Kapteyn and de Sitter; a rare and special teacher-student and coach-player relationship, in P C van der Kruit and K van Berkel (eds.), The legacy of J C Kapteyn, Groningen, The Netherlands, June 9-11, 1999 (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 2000), 79-108.
  11. H Spencer Jones, Obituary Notices : Associates : Willem de Sitter, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 95 (1935), 343-347.
  12. J S Tenn, Willem de Sitter: The Twenty-Sixth Bruce Medalist, Mercury 23 (5) (1994), 28-29.

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