Hendrik Lorentz

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Birthday
18, 1853
Birthplace
Netherlands
Death Date
Feb 4, 1928 (74)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
18, 1853
Birthplace
Netherlands
Death Date
Feb 4, 1928 (74)

About

Co-discoverer of the Zeeman Effect, which is the effect of splitting a spectral line into several components in the presence of a static magnetic field. He shared the 1902 Nobel Prize in Physics for his efforts.

Before Fame

He became the Chair in Theoretical Physics at the University of Leiden at the age of 24.

Trivia

He is also the winner of the prestigious Franklin Medal, Rumford Medal, and Copley Medal.

Family Life

He married Aletta Catharina Kaiser in 1881, and the couple had a daughter: Geertruida, who also became a physicist.

Associated With

His transformations equations would later be used by Albert Einstein .