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KUNDT, August

Forenames: August

Last name: KUNDT

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Date of birth: 1839-01-01

Date of death: 1894-01-01

Date of Election: 1892-04-26

Honorary Member? Yes

Obituaries: 1895, P39, pp 212-14

Present in the Dictionary of National Biography? No


Pub'd papers dealing with viscosity, thermal conductivity, absorption and dispersion of gases; electric properties of crystals; rotation of plane of polarisation of light by magnetic substances and the indices of refraction of metals.

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1859-61 studied maths & natural philosophy at Leipzig Univ; 1867, lecturer at Berlin Univ; 1868 Prof physics at Zurich Poly. 'Kundt's method of finding velocity of sand in a gas or solid".

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