Hendrik Lorentz

Physicist, Academic

1853 – 1928

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Who was Hendrik Lorentz?

Hendrik Antoon Lorentz was a Dutch physicist who shared the 1902 Nobel Prize in Physics with Pieter Zeeman for the discovery and theoretical explanation of the Zeeman effect. He also derived the transformation equations subsequently used by Albert Einstein to describe space and time.

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Born
Jul 18, 1853
Arnhem
Also known as
  • Hendrik Antoon Lorentz
  • H. A. Lorentz
Children
Nationality
  • Netherlands
Profession
Education
  • Leiden University
Employment
  • Leiden University
Lived in
  • Netherlands
  • Arnhem
Died
Feb 4, 1928
Haarlem

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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