The Scientific Life of John Bahcall

@article{Haxton2009TheSL,
  title={The Scientific Life of John Bahcall},
  author={Wick Haxton},
  journal={Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={59},
  pages={1-20}
}
  • W. Haxton
  • Published 9 January 2009
  • Physics
  • Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science
This article follows the scientific life of John Norris Bahcall, including his tenacious pursuit of the solar neutrino problem, his contributions to our understanding of galaxies, quasars, and their emissions, and his leadership of and advocacy for astronomy and astrophysics. 
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