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Other Profession(s): Scientist, Mathematician, Astronomer
Famous For: Discovery- “Dark Energy”
Higher Education: Institution for Science University of Cambridge
Edwin Hubble was born on 20th November 1889, and died on 28th September 1953. He was a US astronomer. He had been the one who established the field of extragalactic astronomy and observational cosmology. The Hubble discovers that the speed at which a galaxy recedes from Earth increases with its distance; this is today known as Hubble’s Law, even though it had been suggested two years before by Georges Lemaître. Today, his name is most associated with the Hubble Space Telescope, commemorating him and whose model is displayed in Marshfield, Missouri.
Edwin Hubble Early Career
Edwin Hubble Education
• In high school and college, Edwin Hubble was a great athlete who took part in baseball, football, and track. In 1906, he won seven first and third place in the high school track and field meet. Hubble played different positions in basketball, ranging from center to shooting guard.
• Edwin Hubble led the University of Chicago’s basketball team to its first Big Ten Conference title in 1907.
Edwin Hubble Undergraduate Studies
• Edwin Hubble majored in mathematics, astronomy, and philosophy at the university and completed a degree in Bachelor of Science by 1910. He also served as a lab assistant to future Nobel laureate physicist Robert Millikan for one year.
Edwin Hubble Doctoral Studies
• When America declared war on Germany in 1917, Hubble finalized his doctoral dissertation and joined the military. The American army accepted Hubble into their ranks, where he was assigned to the newly formed 86th Division, serving within the 2nd Battalion, 343 Infantry Regiment.
• The rank of Major was granted to him, and on 9th July 1918, he was found fit for overseas service, but the 86th Division never entered combat. After World War I ended, Hubble spent a year at Cambridge University, where he continued his studies in astronomy.
Edwin Hubble Professional Career
• In 1919, George Ellery Hale, the founder and director of Mount Wilson Observatory near Pasadena California, extended an offer to Hubble for a staff position at the Carnegie Institution for Science’s Mount Wilson Observatory in Pasadena, California.
• Also, during World War II, Edwin Hubble served as a civilian employee of the US Army at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. He directed much research in exterior ballistics that enhanced the explosive firepower of projectiles and bombs.
Edwin Hubble Awards
• 1924: Newcomb Cleveland Prize
• 1938: Bruce Medal
• 1939: Franklin Medal
• 1946: Legion of Merit