author={Karl Schwarzschild},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific},
  pages={269 - 269}
  • K. Schwarzschild
  • Published 1 December 1916
  • Physics
  • Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
The war exacts its heavy toll of human life, and science is not spared. On our side we have not forgotten the loss of the physicist Mpseley, at the threshold of a great career ; now, from the enemy, comes news of the death of Schwarzschild in the prime of his powers. His end is a sad story of long suffering from terrible illness contracted in the field, borne with great courage and patience. .The world loses an astronomer of exceptional genius, who was one of the leaders in recent advances both… 

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