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Rudolf L. Mössbauer

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Dates

January 31, 1929 – September 14, 2011

Authorized Form of Name

Mössbauer, Rudolf L. (Rudolf Ludwig), 1929-

Additional Forms of Names

Mossbauer, Rudolf L. (Rudolf Ludwig), 1929-2011

Biography

Abstract

Rudolf Ludwig Mössbauer received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1961 "for his researches concerning the resonance absorption of gamma radiation and his discovery in this connection of the effect which bears his name." He held positions at the Technical University of Munich, the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, the Institute Max von Laue-Paul Langevin, and the California Institute of Technology.

Important Dates

January 31, 1929Birth, Munich (Germany).

1952Obtained undergraduate degree, Technical University of Munich (Technische Universität München), Munich (Germany).

1953Assistant Lecturer, Institute of Mathematics (1953), Technical University in Munich (Technische Universität München), Munich (Germany).

1953 – 1954Doctoral thesis work, Institute for Physics, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Heidelberg (Germany).

1958Provided experimental evidence for existence of Recoilless Nuclear Resonance Absorption, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg (Germany).

1958Obtained PhD, Technical University of Munich (Technische Universität München), Munich (Germany).

1959Scientific Assistant, Technical University in Munich (Technische Universität München).

1960Awarded Prize of the Research Corporation, Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement.

1960 – 1963Senior Research Fellow (1960), and Professor of Physics (1962), Calfornia Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1961Awarded Elliot Cresson Medal, Franklin Institute.

1961Awarded Röntgen Prize, University of Giessen.

1961Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics "for his researches concerning the resonance absorption of gamma radiation and his discovery in this connection of the effect which bears his name".

1963 – 1997Professor of Physics (1963), and Professor Emeritus, Technical University of Munich (Technische Universität München), Munich (Germany).

1972 – 1977Director, Institute Max von Laue-Paul Langevin, Grenoble (France).

September 14, 2011Death, Grünwald (Germany).

Occupation

Nuclear physicist.

Places

Birth

Munich (Germany)

Undergraduate Education

Munich (Germany)

Employment

Munich (Germany)

Pasadena (Calif.)

Grenoble (France)

Graduate Education

Munich (Germany)

Heidelberg (Germany)

Death

Grünwald (Germany)

Subjects

Nuclear physics.

Relationships

People

Family

Braun, Christel

Second wife.

Ernst, Erna

Mother.

Mössbauer, Ludwig

Father.

Mössbauer, Peter

Son.

Mössbauer, Regine

Daughter.

Mössbauer, Susi

Daughter.

Pritz, Elisabeth

First wife.

Advisors & Collaborators

Maier-Leibnitz, Heinz

Doctoral advisor at the Technical University of Munich (Technische Universität München).

Additional

Feynman, Richard P. (Richard Phillips), 1918-1988

Hofstadter, Robert, 1915-1990

Both awarded 1961 Nobel Prize in Physics for separate projects.

Pound, Robert V.

Vogel, Petr

Institutions

Major Positions

California Institute of Technology. Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy

Senior Research Fellow and Professor of Physics.

Institut Laue-Langevin

Director.

Max Planck Institute for Medical Research

Doctoral thesis researcher.

Technische Universität München

Received undergraduate degree (1955) and PhD (1958). Assistant lecturer, Institute of Mathematics; Ph.D (1958); Scientific Assistant; Professor of Physics; and Professor emeritus.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Franklin Institute (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Awarded Elliot Cresson Medal (1961).

Justus Liebig-Universität Giessen

Awarded Röntgen Prize (1961).

Research Corporation

Awarded Prize of the Research Corporation (1960)

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

Banquet addresses and conference sessions [sound recording]

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Nobel laureates on scientific research project: oral history, 1964.

Oral History Research Office

Columbia University

Box 20, Room 801 Butler Library, New York, NY 10027, USA

Oral History interview with Petr Vogel, 2002 December 16 and 2003 Janurary 16.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral History interview with Robert V. Pound, 2003 May 22 and 23.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Selected talks from the International Conference on the History of Original Ideas and Basic Discoveries in Particle Physics [sound recording] /1994.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Subject

Encyclopaedia Britannica - Rudolf Mössbauer.

Rudolf Mössbauer Nobel Prize autobiography.