Karl Schwarzschild, German astronomer

Karl Schwarzschild, German astronomer

C009/1250 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.1MB

Downloadable file size: 1.8MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: EMILIO SEGRE VISUAL ARCHIVES/AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Restrictions: Editorial use only

Caption: Karl Schwarzschild (1873-1916), German astronomer and physicist. Schwarzchild, a child prodigy, had his paper on celestial mechanics published at just 16 years old. He later produced solutions to the partial differential equations in Einstein's general theory of relativity. He also showed that when a star contracts under gravity, there is a critical stage at which the gravitational field is so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape. This is known as the Schwarzchild radius. Stars that contract to below this point form black holes.

Release details: Model release not available. Property release not required.

Keywords: adult, astronomer, astronomical, astronomy, astrophysical, astrophysicist, astrophysics, black hole, black-and-white, caucasian, celestial mechanics, dead, european, general theory of relativity, german, historical, history, history of science, human, karl schwarzschild, looking at camera, male, man, mathematical, mathematician, mathematics, monochrome, moustache, mustache, partial differential equation, people, person, physicist, physics, portrait, relativity, robe, star, stars, stellar, surname s, theoretical physics, white

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.