Hertz, Heinrich, 1857-1894

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Birth 1857-02-22
Death 1894-01-01
Germans
German

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Heinrich Hertz (b. Feb. 22, 1857, Hamburg, Germany–d. Jan. 1, 1894, Bonn, Germany) was a German physicist who first conclusively proved the existence of the electromagnetic waves theorized by James Clerk Maxwell's electromagnetic theory of light. The unit of frequency — cycle per second — was named the "hertz" in his honor.

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  • Physicists--Germany

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  • Hamburg, 04, DE
  • Bonn, 07, DE
  • Federal Republic of Germany, 00, DE