Famous Swiss Astronomers

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 1 Fritz Zwicky

Fritz Zwicky
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Famous As: Astronomer known for Dark matter, supernovae, galaxies as gravitational lenses, neutron stars
Birthdate: February 14, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Varna, Bulgaria
Died: February 8, 1974

Born to a businessman and diplomat father in Bulgaria, Fritz Zwicky was initially sent to Switzerland to study commerce but ended up deviating to math and physics. He then moved to the U.S. to work with Caltech and gained fame for his research on what he called the supernova.

 2 Claude Nicollier

Claude Nicollier
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Famous As: Astronaut
Birthdate: September 2, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vevey

 3 Rudolf Wolf

Rudolf Wolf
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Famous As: Astronomer
Birthdate: July 7, 1816
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fallenden, Switzerland
Died: December 6, 1893
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