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Authorised form of nameHelmholtz; Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von (1821 - 1894)
Other forms of nameHelmholtz, Hermann von; Von Helmholtz, Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand
SurnameHelmholtz
ForenamesHermann Ludwig Ferdinand von
Dates1821 - 1894
Dates and placesBirth:
Potsdam, Germany (31 August 1821)
Death:
Berlin, Germany (08 September 1894)
ActivityResearch Field:
Energetics, physiological acoustics, physiological optics, epistemology, hydrodynamics, electrodynamics
Royal Society activityMembership:
Foreign Member
Election Date:
24/05/1860
Medals/Prizes:
Copley Medal 1873
Lectures:
Croonian 1864
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1895-1896 vol 59 pp xvii-xxx signed by A W R
References:
Gillian Beer, 'Translation or Transformation? The Relations of Literature and Science' in NR 1990 vol 44 pp 81-99
J T Lloyd, 'Background to the Joule-Mayer Controversy' in NR 1970 vol 25 pp 211-225
H G L, 'A Fragment of History' in NR 1938 vol 1 pp 28-31
B Heap, 'From the dust of the Earth? Things come to life: spontaneous generation revisited by Henry Harris' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 107-108
A Warwick, 'Righting the history of electrodynamics. Electrodynamics from Ampere to Einstein, by O Darrigol' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 253-254
D Cahan 'The awarding of the Copley Medal and the discovery of the law of conservation of energy,; Joule, Mayer and Heimholtz revisted
Royal Society codeNA5518
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1860/04Helmholtz, Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/002029Helmholtz, Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von1992
NLB/5/126Copy letter from Archibald Geikie, to Herrn Professor Emil du Bois-Reymond23 March 1891
NLB/10/37Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons10 September 1894
NLB/10/291Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt], Fellow of the Royal Society5 November 1894
NLB/5/826Copy letter from William Thomson, to Herrn Professor Helmholtz, Foreign Member of the Royal Society29 October 1891
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