• Lyman Spitzer: Life, Times, and Science

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      Spitzer, interstellar medium, star formation, galaxies, globular clusters.

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      Lyman Spitzer was one of the major figures of twentieth centurytheoretical astrophysics. Over more than fifty years,he kept up sustained research of his own, on problems concerningthe interstellar medium, star formation, and galaxies.In addition he was a major influence on observationalprogrammes, and created a thriving school of theoretical astrophysicsat Princeton University along with a strong plasmaphysics programme. This article brings out his contributions,placing them in context.

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