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Henry Norris Russell
  • Name: Henry Norris Russell
  • Born: 10/25/1877
  • Died: 02/18/1957 (79 years old)
  • Known for: Hertzsprung–Russell diagram, Russell–Saunders term symbol, Vogt-Russell theorem

Prof Henry Norris Russell ForMemRS HFRSE FRAS (October 25, 1877 – February 18, 1957) was an American astronomer who, along with Ejnar Hertzsprung, developed the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram (1910). In 1923, working with Frederick Saunders, he developed Russell–Saunders coupling, which is also known as LS coupling.

Awards: Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society, Henry Draper Medal, Bruce Medal, Janssen Medal (French Academy of Sciences), ForMemRS

School: Princeton University

Birth Place: Oyster Bay, New York, USA

Death Place: Princeton, New Jersey, USA

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