Authorised form of nameFranck; James (1882 - 1964)
Dates1882 - 1964
Place of birthHamburg, Germany
Date of birth26 August 1882
Place of deathGottingen, Germany
Date of death21/05/1964
Research fieldPhysics
ActivityMedals and prizes:
Nobel Prize (Physics) 1925
Membership categoryForeign Member
Date of election23/04/1964
G V R Born, FRS, 'The wide-ranging family history of Max Born' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 219-262
William van der Kloot, 'April 1915: Five Future Nobel Prize-Winners Inaugurate Weapons Of Mass Destruction And The Academic-Industrial-Military Complex' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 149-160
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1965 vol 11 pp 53-74, plate, by H G Kuhn
Royal Society codeNA986
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1964/26Franck, James: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/66/299Copy letter from [William Bate Hardy, Secretary] of the Royal Society; to Sir Ernest Rutherford, FRS4 April 1924
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