Wien, Max

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Wien, Max Gender: M
Max Carl Werner Wien
born on 25 December 1866 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )
Place Königsberg/Ostpreussen, Germany, 54n43, 20e30
Timezone LMT m20e30 (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 03°05' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 17°25 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 02°31'


German physicist known for the invention of the Wien bridge in 1891, a type of AC measurement circuit similar to the Wheatstone bridge which was used to measure the impedance of capacitors and inductors. Wien's scientific research was conducted in the areas of high frequency electronics, acoustics, and electrolyte conductance.

He was the director of the Institute of Physics at the University of Jena. He was a cousin of Nobel laureate Wilhelm Wien.

He died on 22 February 1938, aged 71, in Jena, Germany.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth/baptism record.


  • Vocation : Education : Researcher
  • Vocation : Science : Physics
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Wien bridge")