Manfred von Ardenne

Physicist, Academic

1907 – 1997

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Who was Manfred von Ardenne?

Manfred von Ardenne was a German research and applied physicist and inventor. He took out approximately 600 patents in fields including electron microscopy, medical technology, nuclear technology, plasma physics, and radio and television technology. From 1928 to 1945, he directed his private research laboratory Forschungslaboratorium für Elektronenphysik. For ten years after World War II, he worked in the Soviet Union on their atomic bomb project and was awarded a Stalin Prize. Upon his return to the then East Germany, he started another private laboratory, Forschungsinstitut Manfred von Ardenne.

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Born
Jan 20, 1907
Hamburg
Ethnicity
  • Germans
Nationality
  • Germany
Profession
Died
May 26, 1997
Dresden

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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