Becker, Richard

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Becker, Richard Gender: M
Richard Adolf Becker
born on 3 December 1887 at 10:00 (= 10:00 AM )
Place Hamburg, Germany, 53n33, 9e59
Timezone LMT m9e59 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 10°56' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 12°42 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 05°39'


German theoretical physicist who made contributions in thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, superconductivity, and quantum electrodynamics.

Becker’s students included Eugene Wigner, who received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1963, Wolfgang Paul and Hans Georg Dehmelt, who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1989, and Herbert Kroemer, who received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2000.

He died on 16 March 1955 in Bad Schwalbach, aged 67.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • (has as) teacher relationship with Born, Max (born 11 December 1882)
  • (has as) teacher relationship with Planck, Max (born 23 April 1858)
  • (has as) teacher relationship with Weismann, August (born 17 January 1834). Notes: PhD supervisor
  • (has as) student relationship with Wigner, Eugene (born 17 November 1902)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth record from Hamburg State Archives. Death data in margin.


  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Science : Physics