Hertz, Gustav

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Name
Hertz, Gustav Gender: M
Gustav Ludwig Hertz
born on 22 July 1887 at 04:15 (= 04:15 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_cancol.18.gif 28°58' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 15°53 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 00°40'



Gustav Hertz

Biography

German physicist who, with James Franck, received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1925 for the Franck-Hertz experiment, which confirmed the quantum theory that energy can be absorbed by an atom only in definite amounts and provided an important confirmation of the Bohr atomic model.

A nephew of the noted physicist Heinrich Hertz, he studied at the universities of Göttingen, Munich, and Berlin, and was appointed an assistant in physics at the University of Berlin in 1913, where he began to work with James Franck.

At the end of 1934, he was forced to resign his position at BTH, as he was classified as a “second degree part-Jew”.

From 1945 until 1954, he was engaged in research in the Soviet Union. He returned to East Germany in 1954 and was professor of physics and director of the Physics Institute in Leipzig until 1961.

In 1945 Hertz moved to Soviet Union. In 1951, He was awarded a Stalin Prize. In that year, James Franck and Hertz were jointly awarded the Max Planck Medal. He returned to East Germany in 1954 and was professor of physics and director of the Physics Institute in Leipzig until 1961.

He died 30 October 1975, Berlin.


Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • has other family relationship with Hertz, Heinrich (born 22 February 1857). Notes: Uncle/ nephew
  • (has as) teacher relationship with Planck, Max (born 23 April 1858)

Events

  • Work : Prize 1925 (Nobel Prize)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth record from Hamburg State Archives.

Previously this entry incorrectly had 4:15 "PM": Taeger quotes Ebertin archive.

Categories

  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 88)
  • Vocation : Science : Physics
  • Notable : Awards : Nobel prize
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession