Rudolph Minkowski Bibliography

Papers, etc.

Minkowski’s papers are at the Bancroft Library, University of California at Berkeley. There is an oral history interview at the Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Other References: Historical

Greenstein, Jesse L., “Optical and Radio Astronomers in the Early Years,” in K. Kellermann & B. Sheets, eds., Serendipitous Discoveries in Radio Astronomy (National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Green Bank, WV, 1983), pp. 79-88.

Greenstein, Jesse L., “Optical and Radio Astronomers in the Early Years,” in W.T. Sullivan, III, ed., The Early Years of Radio Astronomy (Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, UK, 1984), pp. 67-81. [This is NOT the same as the previous article.]

Robinson, Ivor, Alfred Schild, & E. L. Schucking, “Editors’ Introduction: The Discovery of Radio Galaxies and Quasars,” Quasistellar Sources and Gravitational Collapse, Proceedings of the First Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics (University of Chicago Press,Chicago and London, 1965).

Sandage, Allan, Centennial History of the Carnegie Institution of Washington. Vol. 1, The Mount Wilson Observatory: Breaking the Code of Cosmic Evolution (Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, UK, 2004).

Sullivan, III, W.T., “Rudolph Minkowski, Walter Baade, and Early Radio Astronomy,” Bull. AAS 182, 932 (1993).

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Other References:Scientific

Minkowski, R., “Untersuchungen über die magnetische Drehung der Polarisation-sebene in nichtleuchtenden Na-Dampf,” Annalen der Physik 371, 206-26 (1921).

Ladenburg, Yon R. & R. Minkowski, “Die Verdampfungswärme des Natriums und die Übergangswahrscheinlichkeit des Na-Atoms aus dem Resonanz- in den Normalzustand auf Grund optischer Messungen,” Zeitschrift für Physik 6, 153-64 (1921).

Minkowski, R., “Natürliche Breite und Druckverbreiterung von Spektrallinien,” Zeitschrift für Physik 36, 839-58 (1926).

Baade, W., F. Goos, P.P. Koch, & R. Minkowski, “Die Intensitätsverteilung in den Spektrallinien des Orion-Nebels,” Zeitschrift für Astrophysik 6, 355-84 (1933) and 9, 202 (1934).

Minkowski, R. & H. Bruck, “Wahre und scheinbare Breite von Spektrallinien,” Zeitschrift für Physik 95, 299-301 (1935).

Baade, W. & R. Minkowski, “The Spectrum of Comet Peltier (1936a),” PASP 48, 276-78 (1936).

Minkowski, R., “Note on the Motion of Masses of Gas near Novae,” Ap.J. 85, 18-25 (1937).

Baade, W. & R. Minkowski, “The Trapezium Cluster of the Orion Nebula,” Ap.J. 86, 119-22 (1937).

Baade, W. & R. Minkowski, “Spectrophotometric Investigations of Some O- and B-Type Stars Connected with the Orion Nebula,” Ap.J. 86, 123-35 (1937).

Bowen, I.S. & R. Minkowski, “Effect of Collisions on the Intensities of Nebular Lines,” Nature 142, 1079-80 (1938).

Minkowski, R., “The Spectra of the Supernovae in IC 4182 and in NGC 1003,” Ap.J. 89, 156-217 (1939).

Richardson, R.S. & R. Minkowski, “The Spectra of Bright Chromospheric Eruptions from λ 3300 to λ 11500,” Ap.J. 89, 347-55 (1939).

Minkowski, R., “Spectra of Supernovae,” PASP 53, 224-25 (1941).

Minkowski, R., “Spectra of Planetary Nebulae of Low Surface Brightness,” Ap.J. 95, 243-47 (1942).

Minkowski, R., “The Origin of Cometary Nebulae,” PASP 54, 190-94 (1942).

Minkowski, R., “The Crab Nebula,” Ap.J. 96, 199-213 (1942). [reprinted, with commentary in Lang, Kenneth R. & Owen Gingerich, eds., A Source Book in Astronomy & Astrophysics, 1900-1975 (Harvard Univ. Press, Cambridge, MA, 1979).]

Swings, P., A. McKellar, & R. Minkowski, “Cometary Emission Spectra in the Visual Region,” Ap.J. 98, 142-52 (1943).

Minkowski, R., “Schmidt Systems as Spectrograph Cameras,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. 34, 89-92 (1944).

Minkowski, R., “New Emission Nebulae,” PASP 58, 305 (1946); 59, 257 (1947); and 60, 386 (1948).

Minkowski, R., “The Diffuse Nebula in Monoceros,” PASP 61, 151-53 (1949).

Greenstein, Jesse L. & Rudolph Minkowski, “The Crab Nebula as a Radio Source,” Ap.J. 118, 1-15 (1953).

Baade, W. & R. Minkowski, “Identification of the Radio Sources in Cassiopeia, Cygnus A and Puppis A,” Ap.J. 119, 206-214 (1954) [reprinted in the centennial edition Ap.J. 525, 538 (1999) with a modern commentary by G. Burbidge, and also in Lang, Kenneth R. & Owen Gingerich, eds., A Source Book in Astronomy & Astrophysics, 1900-1975 (Harvard Univ. Press, Cambridge, MA, 1979), 786-91].

Baade, W. & R. Minkowski, “On the Identification of Radio Sources,” 119, 215-31 (1954).

Minkowski, R. & Lawrence H. Aller, “The Spectrum of the Radio Source in Cassiopeia,” Ap.J. 119, 232-37 (1954).

Minkowski, R. & Jesse L. Greenstein, “The Power Radiated by Some Discrete Sources of Radio Noise,” Ap.J. 119, 238 (1954).

Baade, W. & Minkowski, R., “Abnormal Galaxies as Radio Sources,” Observatory 74, 130-31 (1954).

Minkowski, R., “The Observational Background of Cosmical Gasdynamics,” in Gas Dynamics of Cosmic Clouds, Proceedings from IAU Symposium no. 2 held at Cambridge, England, July 6-11, 1953 (North Holland Pub. Co., Amsterdam, 1955), p. 3-12.

Minkowski, R., “Radiative and Collisional Excitation,” in Gas Dynamics of Cosmic Clouds, Proceedings from IAU Symposium no. 2 held at Cambridge, England, July 6-11, 1953 (North Holland Pub. Co., Amsterdam, 1955), p. 106-10.

Aller, L.H., I.S. Bowen, & R. Minkowski, “The Spectrum of NGC 7027,” Ap.J. 122, 62-71 (1955).

Minkowski, R. & O.C. Wilson, “Proportionality of Nebular Red Shifts to Wave Length.,” Ap.J. 123, 373 (1956).

Minkowski, R. & Lawrence H. Aller, “Spectrophotometry of Planetary Nebulae,” Ap.J. 124, 93 (1956).

Minkowski, R., “Optical Investigations of Radio Sources (Introductory Lecture),” in Hendrik Christoffel Van de Hulst, ed., Radio Astronomy, Proceedings from 4th IAU Symposium. International Astronomical Union, (Cambridge University Press, 1957), p.107-22.

Minkowski, R., “The Problem of the Identification of Extragalactic Radio Sources,” PASP. 70, 143 (1958).

Minkowski, R., “Cygnus Loop and Some Related Nebulosities,” Reviews of Modern Physics 30, 1048-52 (1958).

Minkowski, R., “A New Distant Cluster of Galaxies,” Ap.J. 132, 908-10 (1960).

Baum, William A. & R. Minkowski, “Observations of a Large Redshift,” Astronomical Journal 65, 483 (1960).

Minkowski, R., “Problems of Extragalactic Spectroscopy,” Annales d’Astrophysique 23, 385-96 (1960).

Minkowski, Rudolph, “International Cooperative Efforts Directed toward Optical Identification of Radio Sources,” Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 46, 13-19 (1960).

Minkowski, Rudolph, “NGC 6166 and the Cluster Abell 2199,” Astronomical Journal 66, 558-61 (1961).

Minkowski, Rudolph, “The Luminosity Function of Extragalactic Radio Sources,” in Jerzy Neyman, ed., Proceedings of the Fourth Berkeley Symposium on Mathematical Statistics and Probability, vol. III, (Univ. of California Press, Berkeley, 1961), p. 245-59.

Minkowski, Rudolph, “Internal Dispersion of Velocities in Other Galaxies,” in G.C. McVittie, ed., Problems of Extra-Galactic Research, Proceedings from IAU Symposium no. 15 (Macmillan, NY, 1962), pp. 112-17.

Minkowski, Rudolph, “Identification of Optical Objects,” in G.C. McVittie, ed., Problems of Extra-Galactic Research, Proceedings from IAU Symposium no. 15 (Macmillan, NY, 1962), pp. 201-09.

Minkowski, Rudolph, “Problems of Observation and Interpretation,” in G.C. McVittie, ed., Problems of Extra-Galactic Research, Proceedings from IAU Symposium no. 15 (Macmillan, NY, 1962), pp. 379-89.

Minkowski, Rudolph, “Radio Sources, Galaxies, and Clusters of Galaxies,” Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 49, 779-84 (1963).

Minkowski, R. & G.O. Abell, “The National Geographic Society-Palomar Observatory Sky Survey,” in K.A. Strand, ed., Basic Astronomical Data: Stars and Stellar Systems (Univ. Chicago Press, Chicago, 1968), pp. 481ff (1963).

Minkowski, Rudolph, “Supernovae and Supernova Remnants,” Ann. Revs. Astron. & Astrophys. 2, 247-66 (1964).

Greenstein, Jesse L. & Rudolph Minkowski, “The Central Stars of Planetary Nebulae of Low Surface Brightness,” Ap.J. 140, 1601-03 (1964).

Minkowski, R., “Planetary Nebulae,” in A. Blaauw & M. Schmidt, eds., Galactic Structure (Univ. Chicago Press, Chicago, 1965), pp. 321-44 (1965).

Minkowski, Rudolph, “Seyfert Galaxy Conference: 1. Introductory Remarks,” Astronomical Journal 73, 842 (1968).

King, Ivan R. & Rudolph Minkowski, “Mass-Luminosity Ratios and Sizes of Giant Elliptical Galaxies,” in D.S. Evans, D. Wills, & B.J. Wills, eds., External Galaxies and Quasi-Stellar Objects, Proceedings from IAU Symposium no. 44 held in Uppsala, Sweden, 10-14 August 1970 (D. Reidel, Dordrecht, 1972), pp. 87-88.

Greenstein, Jesse L. & R. Minkowski, “An Atlas of Supernova Spectra.,” Ap.J. 182, 225-43 (1973).

Minkowski, Rudolph, “The Identification of Radio Sources,” in Allan Sandage, Mary Sandage, & Jerome Kristian, eds., Galaxies and the Universe, (Univ. of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1975), p. 177-97.

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Other Works: Popularizations, History, etc.

Minkowski, Rudolph, “Twenty Years Astronomy with the 48-inch Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain,” in The Role of Schmidt Telescopes in Astronomy, ed. by U. Haug (Hamburg Observatory, Hamburg, 1972), p. 5-8.

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