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Henry Norris Russell
Born(1877-10-25)October 25, 1877
Oyster Bay, New York, USA
DiedFebruary 18, 1957(1957-02-18) (aged 79)
Princeton, New Jersey, USA
InstitutionsPrinceton University
Alma materPrinceton University
Doctoral advisorCharles Augustus Young[1]
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Prof Henry Norris Russell ForMemRS HFRSE FRAS (October 25, 1877 – February 18, 1957) was an American astronomer who, along with Ejnar Hertzsprung, helped create the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram (1910). In 1923, working with Frederick Saunders, he developed Russell–Saunders coupling, which is also known as LS coupling. This concerns the way electrons interact in light atoms.

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