Heinrich Hertz

Physicist, Academic

1857 – 1894

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Who was Heinrich Hertz?

Heinrich Rudolf Hertz was a German physicist who first conclusively proved the existence of electromagnetic waves theorized by James Clerk Maxwell's electromagnetic theory of light. Hertz proved the theory by engineering instruments to transmit and receive radio pulses using experimental procedures that ruled out all other known wireless phenomena. The scientific unit of frequencycycles per second – was named the "hertz" in his honor.

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Born
Feb 22, 1857
Hamburg
Children
Nationality
  • Germany
Profession
Education
  • Humboldt University of Berlin
  • Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
  • Technical University of Munich
Employment
  • University of Kiel
  • University of Karlsruhe
  • University of Bonn
Lived in
  • Germany
Died
Jan 1, 1894
Bonn
Resting place
Ohlsdorf Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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