1857 – 1894
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 frequency – cycles per second – was named the "hertz" in his honor.
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- Feb 22, 1857
- Humboldt University of Berlin
- Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
- Technical University of Munich
- University of Kiel
- University of Karlsruhe
- University of Bonn
- Lived in
- Jan 1, 1894
- Resting place
- Ohlsdorf Cemetery
on July 23, 2013
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