Frits Zernike

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Birthday
16, 1888
Birthplace
Dutch Republic
Death Date
Mar 10, 1966 (77)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
16, 1888
Birthplace
Dutch Republic
Death Date
Mar 10, 1966 (77)

About

Dutch scientist whose phase contrast microscope invention won the 1953 Nobel prize for physics. He also worked as a professor at Groningen University.

Before Fame

He studied chemistry, mathematics, and physics at the University of Amsterdam.

Trivia

His circle polynomial research greatly influenced the field of optics.

Family Life

He was the son of two mathematics teachers: Carl Frederick August Zernike and Antje Dieperink.

Associated With

He and Niels Bohr were both recipients of the Nobel prize for physics.