Pringsheim, Peter

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Pringsheim, Peter Gender: M
born on 19 March 1881 at 15:30 (= 3:30 PM )
Place Munich, Germany, 48n08, 11e34
Timezone LMT m11e34 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 29°09' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 13°57 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 00°34'


German physicist.

He studied the photoelectric phenomena, fluorescence and phosphorescence.

Although was baptized, he was persecuted by Nazis due to his Jewish heritage. After the invasion of the German troops in Belgium Pringsheim was arrested in May 1940. With the help of high-ranking political figures (Pringsheim's sister Katia Mann was the wife of Thomas Mann) he was released on 6 December 1940. His former colleague James Franck, now a professor at the University of Chicago , pleaded for him, and succeeded to find him a job at the University of California. employment.

Franck arranged him a job at the Research Institute Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago. He worked there from 1947 to 1954 and resigned only from the age of 73.

Pringsheim returned to Belgium, where he lived with his wife in Antwerp . In 1961 he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Giessen.

He died 20 November 1963.

Link to German Wikipedia


  • associate relationship with Pohl, Robert (born 10 August 1884)


Source Notes

Gauquelin vol 2


  • Vocation : Science : Physics
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field