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HERTZ, Heinrich

Forenames: Heinrich

Last name: HERTZ

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Date of birth: 1857-01-01

Date of death: 1894-01-01

Date of Election: 1889-04-30

Honorary Member? Yes

Obituaries: 1894 P38, pp 214 - 215.

Present in the Dictionary of National Biography? No


Place of Residence:


Prof Physics, Bonn Univ 1885. Experimental proof that electrodynamic action is transmitted through space with finite velocity. Detection of radio waves, invented simple detection for high frequency oscillations (1886). Series of experiments to establish the reality of Maxwell-type electro-magnetic waves (Hetrzian waves) (1888 - 89).

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