Hermann von Helmholtz

Hermann von Helmholtz

Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz was a German physician and physicist who made significant contributions to several widely varied areas of modern science.

person, doctor, scientist, physicist, Virgo person, award winner, inventor, academic

Age at Death
73 years, 0 months and 8 days old
the 31st of August
1821 , August 1821 , August 31st 1821 , Germany , Europe ,  …
1894 , September 1894 , September 8th 1894 , Germany , Europe ,  …
Died During
January 1st 1890, 00:00 - December 31st 1899, 23:59
Doctoral Advisor
Johannes Peter Müller
Doctoral Students
Albert Abraham Michelson , Heinrich Rudolf Hertz , Eugene Goldstein , Wilhelm Wien , Arthur Gordon Webster
Steinway & Sons , University of Heidelberg , Humboldt University of Berlin , University of Bonn
First Name
Wilhelm Wundt , James Prescott Joule , Johann Gottlieb Fichte
Influence of
William James , Max Planck , Wilhelm Wundt , James Prescott Joule , Johann Gottlieb Fichte ,  …
Wilhelm Wundt , Heinrich Rudolf Hertz
Last Name
"von Helmholtz"
Legal name, Full name
"Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz"
doctor , physicist
"You all know how powerful and varied are the effects of which steam engines are capable; with them has really begun the great development of industry which has characterised our century before all others." , "Windmills, which are used in the great plains of Holland and North Germany to supply the want of falling water, afford another instance of the action of velocity. The sails are driven by air in motion - by wind." , "The older view of the nature of heat was that it is a substance, very fine and imponderable indeed, but indestructible, and unchangeable in quantity, which is an essential fundamental property of all matter." , "The law in question asserts, that the quantity of force which can be brought into action in the whole of Nature is unchangeable, and can neither be increased nor diminished." , "Reason we call that faculty innate in us of discovering laws and applying them with thought." ,  …
Researcher of
Germany , Potsdam

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