Gustav Ludwig Hertz (July 22, 1887, Hamburg – October 30, 1975, Berlin) was a German physicist, and a nephew of Heinrich Rudolf Hertz.

Hertz won a Nobel Prize in 1925 for studies in cooperation with James Franck of electrons passing through gas. The Franck-Hertz experiment was an early physics experiment that provided support for the Bohr model of the atom, a precursor to quantum mechanics. In 1914, an experiment probe of the energy levels of the atom was conducted. The now-famous Franck-Hertz experiment elegantly supported Niels Bohr's model of the atom, with electrons orbiting the nucleus with specific, discrete energies. He was the father of Carl Hellmuth Hertz.

Gustav Ludwig Hertz and the Franck-Hertz Experiment

He was the father of Carl Hellmuth Hertz.



Franck-Hertz experiment


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