Karl Guthe Jansky

Physicist, Astronomer

1905 – 1950

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Who was Karl Guthe Jansky?

Karl Guthe Jansky was an American physicist and radio engineer who in August 1931 first discovered radio waves emanating from the Milky Way. He is considered one of the founding figures of radio astronomy.

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Born
Oct 22, 1905
Oklahoma Territory
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
Lived in
  • Norman
Died
Feb 14, 1950
Red Bank

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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