Kossel, Walther

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Kossel, Walther Gender: M
Walther Ludwig Julius Paschen Heinrich Kossel
born on 4 January 1888 at 22:45 (= 10:45 PM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone LMT m13e21 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 14°03' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 23°29 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 26°39'

Walther Kossel (1928)
photo: GFHund, license gfdl


German physicist known for his theory of the chemical bond (ionic bond/octet rule), Sommerfeld–Kossel displacement law of atomic spectra, the Kossel-Stranski model for crystal growth, and the Kossel effect. Walther was the son of Albrecht Kossel who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1910.

Walther Kossel died on 22 May 1956, aged 68, in Tübingen, Germany.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Sommerfeld, Arnold (born 5 December 1868). Notes: "Sommerfeld–Kossel displacement law"


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin archives.


  • Family : Childhood : Family noted
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor of theoretical physics)
  • Vocation : Science : Physics
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Kossel-Stranski model")
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Kossel effect")
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Sommerfeld–Kossel displacement law")