1868 – 1951
Who was Arnold Sommerfeld?
Arnold Johannes Wilhelm Sommerfeld, ForMemRS was a German theoretical physicist who pioneered developments in atomic and quantum physics, and also educated and mentored a large number of students for the new era of theoretical physics. He served as PhD supervisor for more Nobel prize winners in physics than any other supervisor before or since. He introduced the 2nd quantum number and the 4th quantum number. He also introduced the fine-structure constant, and pioneered X-ray wave theory.
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- Dec 5, 1868
- Also known as
- Зоммерфельд Арнольд Іоганнес Вільям
- Зоммерфельд, Арнольд
- University of Königsberg
- Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
- University of Göttingen
- RWTH Aachen University
- Lived in
- Apr 26, 1951
on July 23, 2013
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