Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel

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Noun1.Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel - German mathematician and astronomer who made accurate measurements of stellar distances and who predicted the existence on an 8th planet (1784-1846)
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Ulrike Malmendier received the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award for Outstanding Research from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the FMA Europe Best Paper award for her study of "M&A Negotiations and Lawyer Expertise.
4 light-years from Earth, 61 Cygni was the first star to have its parallax (and therefore its distance) measured, a feat accomplished in 1838 by German astronomer Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel at Konigsberg Observatory.
com)-- University of Houston (UH) developmental psychology professor Arturo Hernandez is among this year's recipients of the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award.

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