Hertz Gustav
Country Nederland
Category Physics
Year 1925

Hertz Gustav, 1887 - 1975, Year won 1925, A key figure in modern atomic physics.

Gustav Hertz was born in 1887 in Germany.

He received the 1925 Nobel prize in physics, together with James Franck, “for their discovery of the laws governing the impact of an electron upon an atom”.

The so called “Franck-Hertz experiment” gave empirical evidence to Niels Bohr’s atom model, thus helping it become paradigmatic in modern physics.

Gustav Hertz passed away in 1975.

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