Vainu Bappu

Male, Deceased Person

1927 – 1982

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Who was Vainu Bappu?

Manali Kallat Vainu Bappu was an Indian astronomer and president of the International Astronomical Union. Bappu helped establish several astronomical institutions in India——including the Vainu Bappu Observatory named after him—and also contributed to the establishment of the modern Indian Institute of Astrophysics. In 1957, he discovered the Wilson-Bappu effect jointly with American astronomer Olin Chaddock Wilson.

He is regarded as the father of modern Indian astronomy.

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Born
Aug 10, 1927
India
Education
  • Harvard University
  • University of Madras
Died
Aug 19, 1982

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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