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Arnold Johannes Wilhelm Sommerfeld

(1868–1951) German physicist who modified the Bohr theory of the atom, suggesting that orbital electrons travelled in elliptical orbits. The son of a physician, ...

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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..., Arnold Johannes Wilhelm ( 1868–1951 ) German physicist who modified the Bohr theory of the atom, suggesting that orbital electrons travelled in elliptical orbits. The son of a physician, Sommerfeld was educated at the University of Königsberg. After teaching briefly at the universities of Göttingen, Clausthal, and Aachen he was appointed professor of physics at the University of Munich in 1906 . Sommerfeld should have retired in 1936 in favour of his pupil, Werner Heisenberg . Opposition from the Nazi party to Heisenberg's appointment...

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A Dictionary of Scientists

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..., Arnold Johannes Wilhelm (1868–1951) German physicist Sommerfeld , the son of a physician, was born in Königsberg (now Kaliningrad in Russia) and educated at the university in his native city. He later taught at Göttingen, Clausthal, and Aachen before being appointed to the chair of theoretical physics at the University of Munich in 1906 . In 1916 Sommerfeld produced an important modification to the model of the atom proposed by Niels Bohr in 1913 . In Bohr's model an atom consists of a central nucleus around which electrons move in definite...

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The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors (2 ed.)

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..., Arnold Johannes Wilhelm ( 1868–1951 ) German physicist . Bohr–Sommerfeld theory (en dash) Fermi–Dirac–Sommerfeld law (en...

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(1868–1951)German physicist who modified the Bohr theory of the atom, suggesting that orbital electrons travelled in elliptical orbits.The son of a physician, Sommerfeld was educated at the ...

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