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Arnold Johannes Wilhelm Sommerfeld

(1868—1951)

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Hans Albrecht Bethe

Hans Albrecht Bethe  

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(1906–2005)German-born US physicist, who discovered the source of energy in the sun and the stars. He was awarded the 1967 Nobel Prize for Physics.The son of a university professor, Bethe was ...
Max Theodor Felix von Laue

Max Theodor Felix von Laue  

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(1879–1960)German physicist who was awarded the 1914 Nobel Prize for Physics for his discovery of the diffraction of X-rays by the atoms or ions in crystals.Born in Koblenz, the son of a civil ...
Niels Bohr

Niels Bohr  

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(1885–1962)Danish physicist and Nobel prizewinner, remembered philosophically as the founder of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum theory. This antirealist interpretation of the quantum world ...
Otto Stern

Otto Stern  

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(1888–1969)German-born US physicist who was awarded the 1943 Nobel Prize for Physics for his use of molecular beams to establish the existence of atomic magnetic moments.The son of a prosperous grain ...
Sommerfeld, Arnold Johannes Wilhelm

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A Dictionary of Scientists

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(1868–1951) German physicist

Sommerfeld, the son of a physician, was born in Königsberg (now Kaliningrad in Russia) and educated

Sommerfeld, Arnold Johannes Wilhelm

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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German physicist who modified the Bohr theory of the atom, suggesting that orbital electrons travelled in elliptical orbits.

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Wolfgang Pauli

Wolfgang Pauli  

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(1900–1958)Austrian-born US physicist who discovered the exclusion principle. For this work he was awarded the 1945 Nobel Prize for Physics.The son of a physician, Pauli was educated at the ...

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