Remembering Edith Alice Muller

Remembering Edith Alice Muller

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Edith Alicia Muller (1918-1995) was the IAU General Secretary from 1976 to 1979, the first woman to have this responsibility. Many friends, students and colleagues, and others who have met Edith at different occasions, give in this book their memories of her.
Her fundamental work in solar physics concerned the chemical composition of the Sun, the time variation of its infra-red spectrum, and its thermal structure. Her interests were, however, far broader than that. She was heavily involved in international work for the teaching of astronomy and for the exchange program of young astronomers.
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  • Hardback | 147 pages
  • 167.6 x 243.8 x 12.7mm | 340.2g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1998 ed.
  • IV, 147 p.
  • 0792347897
  • 9780792347897

Table of contents

Introduction. Foreword; J.-C. Pecker. Edith Alice Muller, Short Biography; Y. Chmielewski. Spain and Switzerland: The Youth. The Life of Edith A. Muller. Personal and Professional Aspects; R. Frey. Meeting with Edith Muller; F. Egger. Starting with the Sun and Edith Muller; P. Wild. I Knew Edith for Nearly Half a Century; C. de Jager. From Zurich to the IAU... Laughs and Duties; J.-C. Pecker. Edith in Cambridge and Ireland, 1951; H. Bruck, M.T. Bruck. From a Semester in Cambridge; B.E.J. Pagel. The Sunny Years of Ann Arbor. Friends in Ann Arbor; W. Kaplan, I.R. Kaplan. The Ann Arbor Community; D.G. Wentzel. Coffee Breaks in Ann Arbor; G.H. Elste. An Attractive Little House; A.P. Cowley. From a Summer School in Michigan; E.M. Burbidge. Around the Chemical Elements; L.H. Aller. From Ann Arbor Onwards; L. Houziaux. The Right Balance; S. Van den Bergh. Back to Switzerland: Geneva... Back to Switzerland at Geneva; M. Golay. The Privilege of Having been EAM's Collaborator; Y. Chmielewski. The Solar Lithium Story; R. de la Reza. At Tucson, Looking at the Solar System; W.C. Livingston. Remembering Edith Alicia; F. Llorente de Andres. From the Solar Iron Abundance to the Secretariat of the IAU; J.P. Swings. Kitt Peak, MacMath, the Sun and JOSO; J.O. Stenflo. From One JOSO to Another; B. Schmieder. Edith Back in Andalusia; E.J. Alfaro. Montreal, the Joch, the Canaries; R. Dumont, S. Dumont. How the Entropy is Increasing; W.E. Howard III. Together with the IAU. The IAU Tribute to Edith A. Muller; A. Maeder. One Great LadyAstronomer; A.B. Underhill. A Legendary Polyglot... and Lovely Days; J.T. Jefferies. From One GS of the IAU to Another; G. Contopoulos. Edith Muller, General Secretary of the IAU; P. Wayman. From one G.A. to Another; D. McNally. Edith and the IAU: One Big Family; A.H. Batten. Edith Muller at Work on the Planets; A. Dollfus. Painful Memories and Welcome Sight at Geneva; K. Giovanelli. Teaching Astronomy: Edith Muller and the IAU; C. Iwaniszewska. Edith A. Muller and IAU Commission 46; J.R. Percy. Astronomy in Education... and Swiss Watches; E. Schatzmann. Brief Encounters, Here and There; E.V. Kononovitch. My Science Mother; K. Sinha. Do I Remember Edith Muller? P.B. Boyce. Tchaikovsky, Pushkin, ... and the Sun; V.L. Khokhlova. Edith Muller in Abastumani; E.K. Kharadze. Drinking Tea in Georgia; B. Manning. From Our First Meeting, She Confided in Me; Y.S. Yastkiv. Edith and the Giant Radiotelescope; G. Swarup. From `Down Under'; P.R. Wilson. In Geneva, One Day; A.G. Massevich. Edith Muller Missed in Japan; Y. Kozai. Bibliography. Index of Names.
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