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Karl Schwarzschild

Imagine yourself a member of the A.S.P. Board of Directors in November 1913 examining the records of candidates for the prestigious Bruce Medal. Asked to nominate from one to three astronomers each, the directors of the Berlin, Greenwich, Harvard, Lick, Paris, and Yerkes observatories have come up with a total of seven names: Karl Kustner, George Hale, Oskar Backlund, Seth Chandler, Karl Scwarzschild, Sherburne Burnham, and Frank Dyson. Which one should be the 1914 Bruce medalist?

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