Seminar "Grigori Kuzmin 100"

Antti Tamm | 18.04.2017

100 years ago, on April 8th, 1917, the outstanding Estonian astronomer Grigori Kuzmin was born. We shall commemorate his legacy with a small thematic seminar on April 18th 2017 at Tartu Observatory, summarising his life, research, and impact on the present-day research.

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The seminar will start at 10.30 in the cafeteria with a free-form gathering, and will continue with presentations at 11.00-12.30 in the main auditorium. Talks will be given by Jaan Einasto, Peeter Tenjes, and Rain Kipper.

The scientific work of Kuzmin on galaxies and stellar dynamics was written with extraordinary clarity and brilliance. However, being published only in Russian and partly remaining unpublished, it never gained a worthy international recognition. Nevertheless, his scientific legacy lives on in the works on galaxies and dark matter carried out at Tartu Observatory, and is louder and louder echoing back from the broader astronomical community.

Tartu Observatory will soon release the English translations of the principal publications of Kuzmin.

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