Gerard Kuiper

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Gerard Kuiper
Gerard Kuiper 1964b.jpg
Gerard Kuiper in 1964
BornGerrit Pieter Kuiper
7 December 1905(1905-12-07)
Tuitjenhorn, Netherlands
Died23 December 1973(1973-12-23) (aged 68)
Mexico City, Mexico
Cause o daith
Heart attack
NaitionalityDutch–American
Alma materLeiden Varsity
(Bachelor o Science, Master o Science, Master o Pheesics, Doctor o Filosofie, Doctor o Science)
ThriftAstronomer
Planetar scientist
Selenografer
Author
Professor
Years active1933–1973
Kent forKuiper belt
Hauf-marrae(s)Sarah Fuller (1936–1973; his daith)

Gerard Peter Kuiper (Inglis pronunciation: /ˈkpər/; Dutch pronunciation: [ˈkœypər]; born Gerrit Pieter Kuiper; December 7, 1905 – December 23, 1973) wis a Dutch–American astronomer, planetary scientist, selenografer, author an professor. He is the eponymous namesak o the Kuiper belt.