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Helmholtz, Hermann Von, 1821-1894 (physician and physicist)



  • Existence: 1821 - 1894

Found in 1 Collection or Record:


From Hermann Von Helmholtz to Sir William Thomson (Lord Kelvin), 2 Sep. 1883

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8812/4
Scope and Contents

He is invited to join a commission to consider building 'a kind of scientific physical observatory' at Berlin, proposed by him and Dr Werner Siemens; he is urged to become director; would be able to concentrate on purely scientific work

Dates: 2 Sep. 1883
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