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Discussion on renaming the Hubble Law

by Axel Brandenburg (Nordita)

Europe/Stockholm
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Description
The deadline for members of the IAU, the International Astronomical Union, is approaching to cast our vote for or against the Resolution B4 "on a suggested renaming of the Hubble Law", presented for voting at the XXXth IAU General Assembly in Vienna (20-31 August 2018): https://www.iau.org/news/announcements/detail/ann18048. The result of the electronic vote will be considered final, so we better think about it. I'll start off an informal discussion highlighting some quotes from the recent article by Helge Kragh, http://esoads.eso.org/abs/2018arXiv180902557K, as well as quotes from some earlier and original literature. Particularly revealing is that by Mario Livio: http://esoads.eso.org/abs/2011Natur.479..171L. It may also be useful to look at early observations by the Swedish astronomer Gustaf Strömberg working at Mount Wilson: http://esoads.eso.org/abs/1925ApJ....61..353S.