n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Jacob Karl Ernst Halm (1865-1944)




J.K.E. Halm was Chief Assistant at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, from 1907 to 1927. Though barely remembered today, he made several contributions to the advance of astrophysics. Of the staff at the time, he was the most conversant with contemporary trends and the most capable as a theoretician. In what follows, an outline is given of his life and work.


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