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Published August 2015 | metadata_only
Journal Article

Exploring the Universe


I cover my life and career, first in Holland during World War II and then in Pasadena, California, after we emigrated in 1959. My main work concerned the rate of star formation and the discovery of quasars and their cosmological evolution. It's a great honor to write an essay for this volume of the Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics. It is primarily an autobiography with an attempt to link my own career to some of the major developments in astronomy.

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© 2015 Annual Reviews. First published online as a Review in Advance on March 30, 2015. The author is not aware of any affiliations, memberships, funding, or financial holdings that may be perceived as affecting the presentation of this account.

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