LORENTZ, Hendrik Antoon

   Physicist. After fin ishing his studies of mathematics and physics at Leiden University, Lorentz became a teacher at the high school in his birthplace Arn hem. In 1877, Lorentz was appointed the first professor of theoreti cal physics at Leiden University. His research was concentrated at first in the field of electromagnetism. He and his pupil Pieter Zeeman (1865–1943) were awarded the Nobel Prize for physics in 1902. Later on, he also studied relativity, gravitation, thermodynamics, and quantum mechanics. Lorentz took part in many international scien tificcongresses. He was also actively interested in questions of peace and social welfare. His collected papers were published in nine vol umes (1934–1939).

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  • Lorentz, Hendrik Antoon — ► (1853 1928) Físico holandés. Fue premio Nobel de Física en 1902, compartido con P. Zeeman, por sus trabajos sobre la influencia del magnetismo en los fenómenos de radiación. * * * (18 jul. 1853, Arnhem, Países Bajos–4 feb. 1928, Haarlem).… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Lorentz , Hendrik Antoon — (1853–1928) Dutch theoretical physicist Lorentz, who was born at Arnhem in the Netherlands, studied at the University of Leiden and received his doctorate in 1875. In 1877, aged only 24, he became professor of theoretical physics at Leiden. This… …   Scientists

  • Lorentz, Hendrik Antoon — born July 18, 1853, Arnhem, Neth. died Feb. 4, 1928, Haarlem Dutch physicist. He taught at the University of Leiden (1878–1912) and later directed Haarlem s Teyler Institute. In 1875 he refined James Clerk Maxwell s theory of electromagnetic… …   Universalium

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  • Hendrik Antoon Lorentz — Hendrik Antoon Lorentz, gemalt von Menso Kamerlingh Onnes Hendrik Antoon Lorentz (* 18. Juli 1853 in Arnheim; † 4. Februar 1928 in Haarlem) war ein niederländischer …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hendrik Antoon Lorentz —  Ne doit pas être confondu avec Konrad Lorenz ni Ludvig Lorenz. Hendrik Antoon Lorentz Hendrik Antoon Lorentz en 1916 …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • Hendrik Antoon Lorentz — (* Arnhem, Holanda, 18 de julio de 1853, † Haarlem, 4 de febrero de 1928). Físico y matemático holandés. Estudió en la Universidad de Leiden, de donde posteriormente fue profesor de física matemática entre 1878 y 1923, y director de investigación …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Hendrik Antoon Lorentz — noun Dutch physicist noted for work on electromagnetic theory (1853 1928) • Syn: ↑Lorentz • Instance Hypernyms: ↑physicist …   Useful english dictionary

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