|Birthname||Jakob Maximilian Herzberger|
|born on||7 March 1899 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )|
|Place||Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21|
|Timezone||MET h1e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||16°18' 11°13 Asc. 24°16'|
German mathematician and physicist, known for his development of the superachromat lens. He held patents for an "apochromatic telescope objective having three air spaced components" and a "superachromatic objective".
He studied mathematics and physics at the Berlin University, where Albert Einstein was one of his professors, and later became a friend and advisor. In 1923, Herzberger finished his Ph.D. thesis Ueber Systeme hyperkomplexer Grössen under Ludwig Bieberbach and Issai Schur at the philosophical faculty.
In 1934, the Nazis deprived him from his professorship at Jena University. He emigrated with his family to Rochester, New York where he became head of Eastman Kodak's optical research laboratories, arranged by Einstein. In 1940, he and his family became U.S. citizens. In 1954 he finished the development of the superachromat as the ultimately well-corrected lens for Kodak.
He died on 9 April 1982, aged 83, in New Orleans.
- friend relationship with Einstein, Albert (born 14 March 1879)
- (has as) teacher relationship with Bieberbach, Ludwig (born 4 December 1886)
Sy Scholfield provided birth record from Berlin City Archives.
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 83)
- Vocation : Education : Researcher
- Vocation : Education : Teacher
- Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics
- Vocation : Science : Physics
- Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Superachromat lens")