Stern, Otto, 1888-1969

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Birth 1888-02-17
Death 1969-08-17
English, German

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Otto Stern was born in Germany, on February 17, 1888. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Breslau in 1912. In 1930 he was awarded an LL.D. by the University of California. In 1933 he moved to the United States where he was appointed a Research Professor of Physics at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh where he remained until 1945. His work was in the field of theoretical experimental physics, especially statistical thermodynamics and quantum theory, on which he has published important papers. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1943 "for his contribution to the development of the molecular ray method and his discovery of the magnetic moment of the proton." He was also one of several Nobel winning physicists who helped construct the first atomic bomb. Stern died in 1969.

From the description of Otto Stern papers, circa 1888-1969. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 85257920

Otto Stern (1888-1969).

From the description of Oral history interview with Otto Stern, 1962 May 29 and 1963 May 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83157707

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