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Ludwig Becker

Biography of Ludwig Becker

Ludwig Becker
Ludwig Becker

Ludwig Wilhelm Emil Ernst Becker (b 1860) was Regius Professor of Astronomy at the University from 1893 until he retired in 1935.

Born in Bonn, Becker came to Scotland in 1885 to take charge of the observatory at Dunecht. He was a popular lecturer and it was said that his classes were larger than those of any other professor of astronomy in Britain. His main areas of research were in nebulae and the physical features of the moon.

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Ludwig Becker
Astronomer

Born 1860, Bonn, Germany.
University Link: Professor
Occupation categories: astronomers
Additional Information: www.theglasgowstory.com
Record last updated: 10th Jun 2008

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