Shapley, Harlow (1885-1972)

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Harlow Shapley
Born (1885-11-02)2 November 1885
Nashville, Missouri
Died 20 October 1972(1972-10-20) (aged 86)
Boulder, Colorado
Nationality United States


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

He was an astronomer with a lifetime interest in the study of ants.

Shapley’s alert and inquisitive nature led him to still other investigations on Mount Wilson. For example, he discovered a quantitative linear relation between temperature and the running speed of ants on the mountain, and he was always particularly proud of his five technical papers on ants in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Psyche, and Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America. Altogether, during his seven years at Mount Wilson he published over 100 papers.

TAXONOMIC PUBLICATIONS

  • Shapley, H. 1919. Notes on the Formicidae of Mount Wilson. Bull. Ecol. Soc. of America 5, 417-423
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