Papers, 1887-1910.


Hertz, Heinrich, 1857-1894. Papers, 1887-1910.

Papers, 1887-1910.

Includes manuscripts and letters.

Ca. 40 folders.


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Hertz, Heinrich, 1857-1894 (person)

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....