N. H. Baker

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Norman H. Baker was a professor of astronomy at Columbia University. He was born in Fergus Falls, Minnesota on October 23, 1931 and died on October 11, 2005 in Watertown, New York.

His research primarily involved computational investigations of stellar structure and evolution; in particular, he focused on pulsating variable stars [1] and he is considered as one of the founders of modern pulsation theory. From 1975 until 1983, he was the editor of the Astronomical Journal and served as president of IAU Commission 27 during the term of 1982 - 1985.


  1. ^ "Columbia University web page". 1996-10-16. Retrieved 2008-09-16.