Heinrich Rudolf Hertz


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  • Heinrich Rudolf Hertz was born in 1857 in Hamburg. His father was Gustav Ferdinand Hertz and his mother Anna Elisabeth Pfefferkorn.
  •  He studied sciences and engineering in the German cities of Dresden, Munich and Berlin. And In 1885, Hertz became a full professor at the University of Karlsruhe.
  • In 1886, Hertz married Elisabeth Doll, the daughter of Dr. Max Doll.  During this time Hertz conducted his landmark research into electromagnetic waves.
  • Hertz took a position of Professor of Physics and Director of the Physics Institute.
  • In 1886–1889, Hertz published two articles on what was to become known as the field of contact mechanics. Hertz is well known for his contributions to the field of electrodynamics 
  • In 1892, Hertz was diagnosed with an infection, and underwent operations to treat the illness. He died of granulomatosis with polyangiitis at the age of 36, Germany in 1894, and was buried in the Ohlsdorf Cemetery in Hamburg
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