Kuhn, Heinrich Gerhard

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Name
Kuhn, Heinrich Gerhard Gender: M
born on 10 March 1904 at 02:30 (= 02:30 AM )
Place Breslau, Poland, 51n06, 17e00
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 19°04' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 00°44 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 24°55'



Biography

British physicist, a graduate of the University of Göttingen, where he studied for his doctorate under the direction of James Franck, winner of the 1925 Nobel Prize for Physics. Kuhn left Germany after the Nazi Party came to power there in 1933, and moved to Britain, where relatives had settled, becoming a British subject in 1939. At the invitation of Frederick Alexander Lindemann, he worked for Imperial Chemical Industries at the Clarendon Laboratory in Oxford, where he studied hyperfine structure. During the Second World War, he worked on isotope separation for Tube Alloys and the Manhattan Project. He was the first physicist to become a fellow at Balliol College, Oxford, in 1950, and published textbooks on atomic spectra in German in 1934 and English in 1962. He received the Holweck Prize in 1967. Kuhn died in Oxford on 26 August 1994, aged 90, after a long illness.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • (has as) teacher relationship with Franck, James (born 26 August 1882)

Events

  • Social : Acquired Citizenship 1939 (British)
  • Work : Prize 1967 (Holweck Prize)
  • Death by Disease 26 August 1994 (After a long illness, age 90)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry.

Categories

  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (German emigrant to UK)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 90)
  • Vocation : Science : Physics
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Holweck Prize)