Gustav Ludwig Hertz

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Birthday
22, 1887
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Oct 30, 1975 (88)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
22, 1887
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Oct 30, 1975 (88)

About

German physicist who won a Nobel Prize in 1925 for his experiments on inelastic electron collisions in gasses. He did important work on atomic physics and ultrasound.

Before Fame

He received a doctorate in 1911 while working as an assistant under Heinrich Leopold Rubens from 1911 to 1914.

Trivia

He worked as a professor at the University of Leipzig after returning to Germany from the Soviet Union in 1955.

Family Life

He married Ellen, née Dihlmann, in 1919 and together they had two sons, Carl and Johannes.

Associated With

Another German scientist like him was Albert Einstein.