Hertz, Heinrich, 1857-1894

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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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referencedIn Sir James Paget correspondence, 1784-1932, 1784-1932 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Hertz, Heinrich, 1857-1894. Papers, 1887-1910. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Fritz Mauthner Collection, 1765-1968 Leo Baeck Institute.
referencedIn Autograph File, H, 1584-1988. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars records, 1927-1949, 1933-1945 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Hertz, Heinrich Rudolf, 1857-1894. Autograph letter signed : Bonn, to an unidentified recipient, 1890 Mar. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Hertz, Heinrich, 1857-1894. Papers. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Hertz, Heinrich Rudolf, 1857-1894. Autograph letter signed : Bonn, to Herrn Keiser & Schmidt in Berlin, 1893 Oct. 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Strasburger, Eduard, 1844-1912. Papers. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Items relevant to history of physics and allied sciences. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Toepler, August, 1836-1912. Papers, 1854-1912. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Poincaré, Henri, 1854-1912. Selected papers [microform], 1873-1914. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn History of physics collections destroyed in World War II. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
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associatedWith Ammann, Robert, person
associatedWith Dibner, Bern, person
associatedWith Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars corporateBody
associatedWith Geigy-Hagenbach, Karl, person
associatedWith Heineman, Hettie, 1890-1974, person
parentOf Hertz, Mathilde person
associatedWith Keiser & Schmidt (Firm), corporateBody
associatedWith Mauthner, Fritz person
associatedWith Paget, James, Sir, 1814-1899 person
associatedWith Poincaré, Henri, 1854-1912. person
associatedWith Strasburger, Eduard, 1844-1912. person
associatedWith Toepler, August, 1836-1912. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Hamburg 04 DE
Bonn 07 DE
Federal Republic of Germany 00 DE
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Birth 1857-02-22

Death 1894-01-01

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