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W. Bothe

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Dates

January 8, 1891 – February 8, 1957

Authorized Form of Name

Bothe, W. (Walther), 1891-

Additional Forms of Names

Bothe, W.

Bothe, Walther, 1891-1957

Bothe, Walther Wilhelm, 1891-

Biography

Abstract

Walther Bothe was a physicist at the University of Heidelberg, specializing in instrumentation. He was awarded the 1954 Nobel Prize in Physics "for the coincidence method and his discoveries made therewith."

Important Dates

January 8, 1891Birth, Oranienburg (Germany).

1913 – 1930Professor of Physics, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesantalt (PTB), Braunschweig (Germany).

1914Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Berlin (Fridrich-Wilhelms-Universität Berlin), Berlin (Germany).

1932 – 1934Director, Institute of Physics, University of Heidelberg (Universität Heidelberg), Heidelberg (Germany).

1934 – 1957Director, Max Planck Institute for Physics (Max-Planck-Institut für Physik und Astrophysik (München), Munich (Germany).

1953Awarded Max Planck Medal.

1954Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics "for the coincidence method and his discoveries made therewith".

February 8, 1957Death, Heidelberg (Germany).

Occupation

Instrumentation physicist.

Places

Birth

Oranienburg (Germany)

Graduate Education

Berlin (Germany)

Employment

Braunschweig (Germany)

Heidelberg (Germany)

Munich (Germany)

Death

Heidelberg (Germany)

Subjects

Cosmic rays.

Instrumentation.

Particle physics.

Relationships

People

Family

Bothe, Barbara Below

Wife.

Advisors & Collaborators

Bock, Rudolf, 1927-

Advised by Bothe at University of Heidelberg (Universität Heidelberg).

Faissner, H. (Helmut)

Advised by Bothe at University of Heidelberg (Universität Heidelberg).

Gentner, Wolfgang, 1906-1980

Research advised by Bothe at Max Planck Institute for Medical Research (Max-Planck-Institut für medizinische Forschung).

Mayer-Kuckuk, Theo

Advised by Bothe at University of Heidelberg (Universität Heidelberg).

Planck, Max, 1858-1947

PhD advisor at University of Berlin (Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Berlin).

Stech, Berthold Wilhelm

Advised by Bothe at University of Heidelberg (Universität Heidelberg).

Additional

Born, Max, 1882-1970

Also won the 1954 Nobel Prize in Physics for a separate project.

Chadwick, James, 1891-1974

Gamow, George, 1904-1968

Geiger, Hans, 1882-

Kohlrausch, Friedrich, 1840-1910

Lau, Ernst Gustav, 1893-

Nix, Foster Cary, 1905-

Peierls, Rudolf E. (Rudolf Ernst), 1907-1995

Wilson, Charles Thomson Rees, 1869-1959

Institutions

Major Positions

Max-Planck-Institut fur Physik

Director.

Physikalisch-Technische Reichsanstalt (Germany)

Professor of Physics.

Universität Heidelberg

Director, Institute of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Berlin

Obtained PhD in Physics (1914).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Walther Bothe papers.

Archiv zur Geschichte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften

Boltzmannstr. 14, 14195 Berlin, Germany

Subject

German reports on atomic energy [microform], 1938-1945.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Hans Geiger correspondence.

Archiv zur Geschichte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften

Boltzmannstr. 14, 14195 Berlin, Germany

Materials gathered for his book, The German atomic bomb [microform], 1938-1945.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Ernst Gustav Lau, 1963 May 15.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Foster Cary Nix, 1975 June 27.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with George Gamow, 1968 April 25 and 26.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Rudolf Ernst Peierls, 1985 April 7.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Wolfgang Gentner, 1971 November 15.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Personnel files of Giessen instructors of physics and related fields. 1945-ca. 1971.

Universitätsbibliothek. Hochschularchiv.

Justus Liebig-Universität Giessen.

Otto-Behaghel-Strausse 8, 6300 Giessen

Published Resources

Subject

Lehrbuch der praktischen physik/ von Friedrich Kohlrausch.

Walther Bothe Nobel Prize biography.