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Kollwitz, Käthe Schmidt

(Encyclopedia)Kollwitz, Käthe Schmidt kāˈtə shmĭt kôlˈvĭts [key], 1867–1945, German graphic artist and sculptor. She first gained a reputation with her illustrations for Hauptmann's Weavers and Zola's Ger...

Schmidt, Helmut

(Encyclopedia)Schmidt, Helmut hĕlˈmo͝ot shmĭt [key], 1918–2015, German political leader, chancellor of West Germany (1974–82). After serving in World War II, he entered politics and joined the Social Democr...

Schmidt, Wilhelm

(Encyclopedia)Schmidt, Wilhelm, 1868–1954, German linguist and anthropologist, a Roman Catholic priest. Educated at the universities of Berlin and Vienna, he entered the Society of the Divine Word in 1890. Residi...

Schmidt, Brian Paul

(Encyclopedia)Schmidt, Brian Paul, 1967–, Australian-American astrophysicist, b. Missoula, Mont., Ph.D. Harvard, 1993. He has been associated with Australian National Univ. since 1995. Schmidt and Adam Riess shar...

Schmidt-Rottluff, Karl

(Encyclopedia)Schmidt-Rottluff, Karl shmĭt-rŏtˈlo͝of [key], 1884–1976, German painter and woodcut artist. Schmidt-Rottluff cofounded and named the Brücke in 1905. After moving to Berlin in 1911, he developed...

Thorning-Schmidt, Helle

(Encyclopedia)Thorning-Schmidt, Helle hĕlˈə tôrˈnĕng-shmĕtˈ [key] 1966–, Danish political leader, grad. Univ. of Copenhagen (1994). A Social Democrat, she was a member of the European parliament from 1999...

Perlmutter, Saul

(Encyclopedia)Perlmutter, Saul, 1959–, American astrophysicist, b., Champaign-Urbana, Ill., Ph.D. Univ. of California, Berkeley, 1986. He is a researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a professor a...

Page, Larry

(Encyclopedia)Page, Larry (Lawrence Edward Page), 1973–, American business executive and computer scientist, b. East Lansing, Mich., grad Univ. of Michigan (B.S.E., 1995), Stanford (M.S., 1998). While a doctoral ...

Riess, Adam Guy

(Encyclopedia)Riess, Adam Guy, 1969–, American astrophysicist, b. Washington, D.C., Ph.D. Harvard, 1996. He has been an astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Md., since 1999 and a prof...

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