Science: Scientist on Immortality

Dressed warmly, his radio turned low, Astronomer Gustaf Strömberg of the Mount Wilson Observatory spends night after night looking up at a great curved slit of the heavens. Born at Gothenburg, Sweden 57 years ago, a student of physics, mathematics and celestial mechanics, listed and starred (voted outstanding by his scientific colleagues) in American Men of Science for distinguished research in stellar motions, statistics and luminosities, Gustaf Strömberg is nevertheless not the kind of scientist to pore myopically over tables and spectrum slides while taking the stars for granted. During the long nights...

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