Snyder, Hartland

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Snyder, Hartland Gender: M
Hartland Sweet Snyder
born on 24 February 1913 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )
Place Salt Lake City, Utah, 40n46, 111w53
Timezone MST h7w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 05°33' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 26°21 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 03°18'


American physicist who, along with Robert Oppenheimer, calculated the gravitational collapse of a pressure-free homogenous fluid sphere, and found that it could not communicate with the rest of the universe.

In 1955, he bet against Maurice Goldhaber that antiprotons existed, and won.

Some publications he authored together with Ernest Courant laid the foundations for the field of accelerator physics. In particular, Hartland with Courant and Milton Stanley Livingston developed the principle of strong focusing that made modern particle accelerators possible.

He died in California on 22 May 1962, aged 49.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.


  • Vocation : Science : Physics (Accelerator)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction