Reiche, Fritz

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Reiche, Fritz Gender: M
born on 4 July 1883 at 09:30 (= 09:30 AM )
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_cancol.18.gif 11°59' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 08°31 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 12°17'


German-American physicist, a student of Max Planck and a colleague of Albert Einstein, who was active in, and made important contributions to the early development of quantum mechanics including co-authoring the Thomas-Reiche-Kuhn sum rule.

From 1913 to 1920 as privatdozent he worked and taught under Planck in Berlin. Reiche published more than 55 scientific papers and books including The Quantum Theory.

He became a professor in 1921 at the University of Breslau and then was dismissed as a Jew from his academic position in 1933. Eventually, with the help of Rudolf Ladenburg, Einstein, and the Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars, Reich emigrated with his family to the United States in 1941 and went on to work with NASA and the United States Navy on projects related to supersonic flow.

He died on 14 January 1969 in New York City.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • business associate/partner relationship with Einstein, Albert (born 14 March 1879)
  • (has as) teacher relationship with Planck, Max (born 23 April 1858)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth record from Berlin City Archives.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 85)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor)
  • Vocation : Science : Physics
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Thomas-Reiche-Kuhn sum rule")