This small collection contains correspondence, some photographs, 5 audio tapes, and 14 film reels
of Fritz Zwicky (1898-1974), a Swiss astronomer who worked most of his life at the California
Institute of Technology. The collection chiefly deals with Zwicky and his family, although there is a little
material related to astronomy. Some of the material is in German.
Fritz Zwicky (1898-1974) was a Swiss astronomer. He worked most of his life at the California
Institute of Technology, where he made many important contributions in theoretical
and observational astronomy. Zwicky was born in Bulgaria in 1898. In 1904, at the
age of six, Fritz was sent to his grandparents in Glarus, Switzerland for school.
His interests were math and physics and he received an advanced education in
mathematics and experimental physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology,
located in Zürich, Switzerland. In 1925, he immigrated to the United States to work
with Robert Millikan at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) after
receiving the "international fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation."
38 items in 2 boxes
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