Professor Dr Stern

A lecture at the Science Center EXPERIMINTA lightning and Thunder on the 24.8.2011 prevented the visitors of the lecture by Professor Dr. Horst Schmidt Bocking, nuclear scientist of the Department of Physics of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, not in the stage “by ExperiMINTa to come. You saw the entry into a promising series of lectures on Frankfurt Nobel Laureate, physical experiments and concepts for alternative energy. Schmidt Bocking designed a biographical figure of Nobel Prize winner Otto Stern, who worked in the years 1914 and 1919-1921 in Frankfurt and his pioneering work on the molecular beam method and measurement of the magnetic moment of the Proton, for which he was awarded in 1943 with the Nobel Prize in physics, made here. Otto Stern was an employee of Albert Einstein and opened the way to the decryption of the inner construction of the atom and thus the foundations of modern quantum physics with his research.

Build on the discoveries of the Masers/laser, the atomic clock or of the nuclear spin process. Together with Walther Gerlach -by the way, born in Wiesbaden -, he provided the experimental proof of the direction quantization in a magnetic field. In this research field work including Niels Bohr and Max Born. The stern-Gerlach experiment has been an integral part of each textbook to quantum physics. Schmidt Bocking, itself the holder of the highest award of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft, the stern-Gerlach-Medal, it understood his speech to link the social and economic conditions of the research time by Otto Stern in Frankfurt with the scientific work. It was clear that the financial basis for this research were low and were made possible only through the support of the Frankfurt company Hartmann & Braun and knife. Max Born (1920 ad) and Otto Stern (1921 Rostock) the Frankfurt University left due to lack of support by the city of Frankfurt am Main.

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