Dirk Brouwer

Dirk Brouwer (September 1, 1902, Rotterdam January 31, 1966, New Haven) was a Dutch-American astronomer.[1]

Dirk Brouwer
Born(1902-09-01)September 1, 1902
DiedJanuary 31, 1966(1966-01-31) (aged 63)
Alma materLeiden University
Known forcelestial mechanics
AwardsGold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society (1955)
Bruce Medal (1966)
Scientific career

He received his Ph.D. in 1927 at Leiden University under Willem de Sitter[2] and then went to Yale University. From 1941 until 1966 he was editor of the Astronomical Journal.

He specialized in celestial mechanics and together with Gerald Clemence wrote the textbook Methods of Celestial Mechanics.


Named after him


  1. "Obituary: Dirk Brouwer". Physics Today. 19 (3): 108–109. March 1966. doi:10.603/1.3048090. Archived from the original on 2013-09-17.
  2. Hockey, Thomas (2009). The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers. Springer Publishing. ISBN 978-0-387-31022-0. Retrieved August 22, 2012.


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