1868 – Sommerfeld – bio

Arnold Sommerfeld was born in 1868 in Germany and was a physicist and mathematician. He has become known for cultivating a large group of students who made significant contributions to science, including Pauli, Heisenberg, Debye, Bethe, Pauling and Rabi, all of whom won nobel prizes. There were many more who made significant contributions and created an amazing “genealogy tree” of teachers and students who had a major influence on science. Sommerfeld also made contributions to quantum mechanics and did research on electromagnetic fields.

PRECURSOR:
1831 – Maxwell

CONCURRENT:
1849 – Klein
1858 – Planck
1862 – Hilbert
1879 – Einstein
1882 – Born
1884 – Debye

SUBSEQUENT:
1898 – Rabi
1900 – Pauli
1901 – Heisenberg
1901 – Pauling
1906 – Bethe

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