Heinrich Hertz

  • heinrich hertz
    heinrich rudolf hertz
    born
    heinrich rudolf hertz

    (1857-02-22)22 february 1857
    hamburg, german confederation
    died1 january 1894(1894-01-01) (aged 36)
    bonn, german empire
    nationalitygerman
    alma materuniversity of munich
    university of berlin
    known forcontact mechanics
    electromagnetic radiation
    emagram
    parabolic antenna
    photoelectric effect
    hertzian cone
    hertzian dipole antenna
    hertz vector
    hertz-knudsen equation
    hertz's principle of least curvature
    awardsmatteucci medal (1888)
    rumford medal (1890)
    scientific career
    fieldselectromagnetism
    electrical engineering
    contact mechanics
    institutionsuniversity of kiel
    university of karlsruhe
    university of bonn
    doctoral advisorhermann von helmholtz
    doctoral studentsvilhelm bjerknes
    signature
    autograph of heinrich hertz.png

    heinrich rudolf hertz (s/; german: [ˈhaɪ̯nʁɪç ˈhɛɐ̯ts];[1][2] 22 february 1857 – 1 january 1894) was a german physicist who first conclusively proved the existence of the electromagnetic waves predicted by james clerk maxwell's equations of electromagnetism. the unit of frequency, cycle per second, was named the "hertz" in his honor.[3]

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Heinrich Hertz
Heinrich Rudolf Hertz
Born
Heinrich Rudolf Hertz

(1857-02-22)22 February 1857
Died1 January 1894(1894-01-01) (aged 36)
NationalityGerman
Alma materUniversity of Munich
University of Berlin
Known forContact mechanics
Electromagnetic radiation
Emagram
Parabolic antenna
Photoelectric effect
Hertzian cone
Hertzian dipole antenna
Hertz vector
Hertz-Knudsen equation
Hertz's principle of least curvature
AwardsMatteucci Medal (1888)
Rumford Medal (1890)
Scientific career
FieldsElectromagnetism
Electrical engineering
Contact mechanics
InstitutionsUniversity of Kiel
University of Karlsruhe
University of Bonn
Doctoral advisorHermann von Helmholtz
Doctoral studentsVilhelm Bjerknes
Signature
Autograph of Heinrich Hertz.png

Heinrich Rudolf Hertz (s/; German: [ˈhaɪ̯nʁɪç ˈhɛɐ̯ts];[1][2] 22 February 1857 – 1 January 1894) was a German physicist who first conclusively proved the existence of the electromagnetic waves predicted by James Clerk Maxwell's equations of electromagnetism. The unit of frequency, cycle per second, was named the "hertz" in his honor.[3]