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Ferdinand Braun

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Dates

June 6, 1850 – April 20, 1918

Authorized Form of Name

Braun, Ferdinand, 1850-1918

Additional Forms of Names

Braun, Karl Ferdinand, 1850-1918

Biography

Abstract

Ferdinand Braun was a physicist, specializing in applied electromagnetism at Strasbourg University. He was awarded the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics with Guglielmo Marconi "in recognition of their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy."

Important Dates

June 6, 1850Birth, Fulda (Germany).

1872Obtained Doctorate degree in Physics, Berlin University (Technische Universität Berlin), Berlin (Germany).

1872 – 1874Assistant to Professor Quincke, Würzburg University (Bayerische Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg), Wurzburg (Germany).

1876 – 1880Extraordinary Professor of Theoretical Physics, University of Marburg (Philipps-Universität Marburg), Marburg (Germany).

1880 – 1918Professor of Physics (1880 and 1895-1918) and Principal of Physics Institute (1895-1918), Strasbourg University (Université de Strasbourg), Strasburg (Germany).

1883 – 1885Professor of Physics, Technische Hochschule in Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe (Germany).

1885 – 1915Professor of Physics, University of Tübingen (Universität Tübingen), Tübingen (Germany).

1909Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics with Guglielmo Marconi "in recognition of their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy".

April 20, 1918Death, Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.).

Occupation

Applied electromagnetic physicist.

Places

Birth

Fulda (Germany)

Graduate Education

Berlin (Germany)

Employment

Wurzburg (Germany)

Marburg (Germany)

Strasbourg (France)

Baden-Württemberg (Germany)

Tübingen (Germany)

Strasburg (Germany)

Death

Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)

Subjects

Cathode ray oscillography.

Electric conductivity.

Electric waves.

Electromagnetic fields.

Electromagnetism.

Oscillators, Electric.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Dieckmann, Max

Advised by Braun at University of Strasbourg (Université de Strasbourg).

Mandel'shtam, L. I. (Leonid Isaakovich), 1879-1944

Advised by Braun at University of Strasbourg (Université de Strasbourg).

Marconi, Guglielmo, 1874-1937

Shared 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics "in recognition of their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy."

Quincke, Georg Hermann, 1834-1924

PhD advisor at Universität Berlin.

Schweitzer, Albert, 1875-1965

Advised by Braun at University of Strasbourg (Université de Strasbourg).

Zenneck, Jonathon Adolf

Advised by Braun at University of Strasbourg (Université de Strasbourg).

Additional

Kurylo, Friedrich

Susskind, Charles

Warburg, Emil Gabriel

Institutions

Major Positions

Bayerische Julius-Maximilians-Universitat Wurzburg

Assistant to Professor Quincke.

Philipps-Universität Marburg

Extraordinary Professor of Physics.

Technische Hochschule Karlsruhe

Professor of Physics.

Universität Tübingen

Professor of Physics.

Universite de Strasbourg

Professor of Physics and Principal of Physics Institute.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Technische Hochschule Berlin

Obtained Doctorate in Physics (1872).

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

Friedrich Kurylo collection on Ferdinand Braun, 1901-1987 (bulk 1960-1965).

Henry E. Huntington Library

1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108, USA

Published Resources

Author

Physik: unter Redaktion von E. Warburg/ bearbeitet von F. Auerbach, F. Braun, E. Dorn [u.a.]. Mit 106 Abbildungen im Text.

Subject

Encyclopaedia Britannica - Ferdinand Braun.

Ferdinand Braun (1850-1918): ein wilhelminischer Physiker/ Florian Hars.

Ferdinand Braun Nobel Prize biography.

Ferdinand Braun, a life of the Nobel prizewinner and inventor of the cathode-ray oscilloscope/ Friedrich Kurylo and [translated and adapted by] Charles Susskind.