Von Helmholtz, Hermann

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von Helmholtz, Hermann Gender: M
born on 31 August 1821
Place Potsdam, Germany, 52n24, 13e04
Timezone LMT m13e04 (is local mean time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Starkman
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Hermann von Helmholtz


German physician and physicist who made significant contributions to several widely varied areas of modern science. In physiology and psychology, he is known for his mathematics of the eye, theories of vision, ideas on the visual perception of space, color vision research, and on the sensation of tone, perception of sound, and empiricism. In physics, he is known for his theories on the conservation of energy, work in electrodynamics, chemical thermodynamics, and on a mechanical foundation of thermodynamics. As a philosopher, he is known for his philosophy of science, ideas on the relation between the laws of perception and the laws of nature, the science of aesthetics, and ideas on the civilizing power of science. The largest German association of research institutions, the Helmholtz Association, is named after him.

He died 8 September 1894

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Source Notes

Birth time unknown. Starkman rectified to 3.51.20 LMT


  • Vocation : Medical : Physician
  • Vocation : Science : Physics
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (numerous discoveries)