Georg Ohm

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Birthday
16, 1789
Birthplace
Germany
DEATH DATE
Jul 6, 1854 (65)
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Birthday
16, 1789
Birthplace
Germany
DEATH DATE
Jul 6, 1854 (65)

About

Though remembered best for formulating an electrical principle known as Ohm's Law (wherein Current through a conductor equals Voltage divided by Resistance), this nineteenth-century scientist also developed both Ohm's Phase Law and Ohm's Acoustic Law.

Before Fame

After earning an advanced mathematics degree from the University of Erlangen, he taught mathematics and physics and also developed a geometry textbook.

Trivia

He was an 1841 recipient of the prestigious Copley Medal.

Family Life

He was born in Erlangen, Brandenburg-Bayreuth, to Maria Elizabeth Beck and Johann Wolfgang Ohm. One of his siblings, Martin Ohm, became a famous mathematician.

Associated With

His formulation of Ohm's Law would not have been possible without Alessandro Volta's invention of the electrochemical cell.