Ramsauer, Carl Wilhelm

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Ramsauer, Carl Wilhelm Gender: M
born on 6 February 1879 at 05:30 (= 05:30 AM )
Place Oldenburg, Germany, 53n08, 8e13
Timezone LMT m8e13 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 17°05' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 05°51 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 02°54'

Carl Wilhelm Ramsauer
photo: Unknown, license cc-by-sa-3.0-de


German internationally notable professor of physics and research physicist, famous for the discovery of the Ramsauer-Townsend effect. He pioneered the field of electron and proton collisions with gas molecules.

From 1907 to 1909, Ramsauer was a teaching assistant to Philipp Lenard in the physics department at theRuprecht Karl University of Heidelberg. It was here that he conducted research on the quantum effect of the transparency of noble gases to slow electrons, known as the Ramsauer-Townsend effect. Subsequently, he was a staff scientist at the Radiological Institute in Heidelberg. During World War I, he served as an artillery officer. From 1921, he was an ordinarius professor at the Danzig Technische Hochschule.

From 1928 to 1945 he was director of the research division of the Allgemeine Elektrizitäts-Gesellschaft (AEG), an electric combine with headquarters in Berlin and Frankfurt-on-Main. During the period 1931 to 1945, in addition to his position at AEG, he was honorary professor at the Berlin Technische Hochschule; the title meant that he was authorized to teach at the facility, but not required. From 1945, he was ordinarius professor and director of the physics department at the Berlin Technische Hochschule.

Ramsauer retired in 1955 and died shortly thereafter on 24 December 1955.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Gauquelin vol 2


  • Vocation : Science : Physics
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator