Public Figure Profiles

Olin C. Wilson

Olin Chaddock Wilson (January 13, 1909 – July 13, 1994) was an American astronomer best known for his work as a stellar spectroscopist.

Born in San Francisco, California as the son of a lawyer, Wilson showed an interest in physics at an early age. He studied astronomy and physics at the University of California, Berkeley and wrote his first scientific paper in 1932 on the subject of the speed of light. He received his PhD from the California Institute of Technology in 1934.

Wilson was a staff member of Mount Wilson Observatory (not named after Olin Wilson) for most of his research career where he studied stellar chromospheres. He was the first scientist to discover activity cycles, similar to the solar 11-year sunspot cycle, in other stars. In collaboration with Vainu Bappu, an Indian astronomer, he also showed that there was a correlation between the width of the Ca II lines in stellar spectra and the star's luminosity, the Wilson-Bappu Effect.

He gave the Henry Norris Russell Lectureship in 1977 and won the Bruce Medal in 1984.

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Some of their strengths

Olin C. Wilson has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Practical, Hardworking, Loyal, Intelligent, Inquisitive, Diplomatic, and Trustworthy.

Smart and Hardworking

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Olin C. Wilson is someone who is a smart, hardworking, reliable, and loyal person, who is detail-oriented and orderly, but also generous and optimistic. A person who sees life as a journey not a destination.

Soulful and Intuitive

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Olin C. Wilson well know them as someone who can be graceful, romantic, and reserved, like gentle rain.

Productive and Perseverent

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Olin C. Wilson as someone who is productive, persevering, deliberate, and direct.

A person who is creative, has good luck with work and money, good listening skills, good relationships with people at work, is a good teacher or counselor, and who is good at organizing groups, teams, or causes.

Inquisitive and Progressive

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Olin C. Wilson is someone who is an eternal student who is always interested in learning new things, and who has a desire to shake things up and change things.

They are also someone who is confident and creative, and who has a love for starting new projects, inventing new things, and giving back to the community.

Patient and Perseverent

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Olin C. Wilson tends to be someone who is patient, faithful, hardworking and persistent, and who wants to achieve a lot in life. Who tends to be rather private when it comes to expressing feelings, enjoys being independent and self-sufficient, and who is not afraid of any obstacle.

Some of Olin C. Wilson's challenges

While Olin C. Wilson has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Olin C. Wilson can be Stubborn, Suspicious, Hesitant, Narcissistic, Idle, Possessive, and Arrogant.

Suspicious and Stubborn

One of Olin C. Wilson's key challenges is that they are someone who can be suspicious and stubborn.

Olin C. Wilson must also exercise caution as they can have a hard time reconciling wants and needs.

Possessive and Stubborn

Olin C. Wilson is someone who can be possessive, jealous, inflexible, and stubborn, can have a habit of being a frivolous spender, and who can feel insecure or cynical in romantic relationships and have difficulty forming productive personal and professional partnerships.

Callous and Stubborn

Finally, Olin C. Wilson also can come across as cold and unemotional, be too dismissive of others' opinions, and be overly suspicious, selfish and crafty.

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