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Unformatted text preview: James franck and Gustav Hertz received the nobel prize in physics in 1925 for their discovery of the laws governing the impact of an electron upon an atom James Franck was born august 26 1882 in hamburg germany His field of study was atomic physics In Hamburg he attended the Wilhelm gymnasium And moved onto the university of Heidelberg where he focused on chemistry He received his phd for physics at the university of berlin, a few years after graduating he returned to lecture in physics until 1918 having achieved the rank of assoiciate professor along the way He fought in WW1 in which he was awarded the iron cross In 1920 he became the professor of experimental physics at the university of Gottingen, which was an important center of quantum physics; his studies were dedicated to the fluorescence of gases and vapours. He was one of the first who openly demonstrated against the issue of racial laws in Germany, and he resigned from the University of Gttingen in 1933 as a personal protest against the Nazi regime under...
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2011 for the course HUM hhs 130 taught by Professor Horgan during the Fall '10 term at Stevens.
- Fall '10