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Dr Pieter Zeeman

Dr Pieter Zeeman

Birth
Zonnemaire, Schouwen-Duiveland Municipality, Zeeland, Netherlands
Death 9 Oct 1943 (aged 78)
Amsterdam, Amsterdam Municipality, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Burial Haarlem, Haarlem Municipality, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Memorial ID 95642540 · View Source
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Nobel Prize Laureate Scientist. He graduated in Physics at the University of Leiden, in 1893 he obtained his research doctorate by a thesis about Kerr effect, known as the reflection of polarized light on a magnetized surface. In 1895, Zeeman was appointed Professor of the Chair of Theoretical Physics of the University of Leiden, and since 1897 he taught physics at the University of Amsterdam, where during his joint research with Lorentz discovered the Zeeman effect, a phenomenon which consists in the separation of spectral lines due to an external magnetic field. In 1902, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics. During his long academic career he published several essays, including "The Effect of Magnetisation on the Nature of Light Emitted by a Substance", "The Influence of a Magnetic Field on Radiation Frequency" and "Fresnel's coefficient for light of different colours".

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Pieter Zeeman (25 May 1865–9 Oct 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 95642540, citing Haarlem General Cemetery, Haarlem, Haarlem Municipality, Noord-Holland, Netherlands ; Maintained by Find A Grave .