Jan Hendrik Oort (1900-1992)

Subject Fields

Astronomy

Painting from 1938 by Dirk Hidde Nijland

Painting from 1938 by Dirk Hidde Nijland

Born

Franeker, The Netherlands (Friesland)

Famous for

His theory of differential galactic rotation; " Oort Constants" and the "Oort Cloud" of comets in the Solar System.

Researcher in Leiden

1924-1992

Today in Leiden

  • Oort building
  • Oort scholarship

Last Modified: 21-06-2017