Nernst, Walther

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Nernst, Walther Gender: M
born on 25 June 1864 at 00:15 (= 12:15 AM )
Place Briesen (Westpreussen), Germany, 53n20, 18e55
Timezone LMT m18e55 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Müller
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 03°35' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 11°55 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 18°12'

Walther Nernst


German physical chemist and physicist, best remembered for developing the third law of thermodynamics.

The Nernst heat theorem, which he formulated in 1906, was used to develop the third law of thermodynamics, and his atom chain reaction theory followed in 1916. Nernst’s other important accomplishments included inventing the Nernst lamp and developing the ‘Neo-Bechstein-Flügel’ electric piano. His later career was dedicated to astrophysics and other aspects of electroacoustics.

Nernst was an outspoken opponent of Hitler and the Nazi party. This criticism effectively meant the end of his career once the Nazis came to power in 1933.

He receiving many prizes over his career, including the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1920.

He died 18 November 1941, Zibelle, Germany.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Arno Müller, vol. 2.


  • Vocation : Science : Chemistry
  • Vocation : Science : Physics
  • Notable : Awards : Nobel prize
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession