Gustav Stromberg

Dr. Stromberg was educated in Gothenburg, and later at the University of Stockholm and Kiel University in Germany. He received his PhD in the field of astronomy from the University of Lund, Sweden in 1916. He worked for a period of time with the Swedish Meteorological Commission and after that period he emigrated to the United States in 1916. He was a member of the Staff at Mount Wilson Observatory since 1916, and was distinguished for his investigations in regard to the movements and luminosities of the stars and the structure of the universe.  At the New York World's Fair in 1939-40 his name was listed on the 'Wall of Fame' as one of the Americans of foreign birth who had made outstanding contributions to American civilization. Stromberg published a book, The Soul of the Universe, in 1938 and 1940, in which he expressed his philosophical views of the universe. The book brought him a measure of notoriety, as did his 1959 work, The Searchers (Nya Vidder).



Other names - versions: 
Gustav Stromberg
Date and Place of Birth: 
1882 Gothenburg Sweden
Date and Place of Death: 
1962 Pasadena California