Gerhard Herzberg Autograph

SKU: 8008200

Sale priceSFr.325,00


Autograph manuscript signed, three pages, 8,25 x 10,75 inch, 14.06.1984, with scientific content - entitled "Rowland Gratings, Molecular Hydrogen, (and Space Astronomy)", and include Herzberg`s introduction, notes on Molecular Oxygen, Molecular Hydrogen and Applications in Astronomy, written in blue ink & signed and inscribed in black ink "Mit den besten Grüßen - Ihr Gerhard Herzberger - April 1987" - with numerous pencil annotations in the left margin relating to the slide presentations, stapled to the upper left corner - in nearly very fine condition. Accompanied by the corresponding typed letter signed, one page, 8,5 x 11 inch, on the printed stationery of the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics at the National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, 24.04.1987, reply letter to Wolfgang Windhausen - concerning the request of an autograph manuscript, signed in dark ink "Gerhard Herzberger", in very fine condition.

Further Information on the person

(1904 - 1999) German-Canadian pioneering physicist and physical chemist, who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1971

Year of Birth: 1904

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Gerhard Herzberg was a German-Canadian physicist and physical chemist. He was born in Germany in 1904, and studied physics and mathematics at the University of Göttingen, where he received his doctorate in 1927. He then moved to England, where he worked at the University of Bristol and the University of London. In 1933, he emigrated to Canada, where he was appointed a professor of Physics at the University of Saskatchewan.

Herzberg is best known for his work on molecular structure and the spectra of molecules. His work helped pave the way for modern physical chemistry and molecular spectroscopy. His most significant discovery was the explanation of the overall structure of the hydrogen molecule-ion, the simplest molecule. His work also helped explain the structure of other molecules, and his findings opened the door for further exploration of the quantum mechanical properties of atoms, molecules, and materials.

In 1971, Herzberg was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his contributions to our knowledge of the structure of molecules. He also received numerous awards and honours throughout his career, including the Royal Society of Canada's Flavelle Medal, the Order of Canada, and the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Herzberg was an influential teacher and mentor. He was a professor at the University of Saskatchewan until his retirement in 1976, and during this time he mentored many students who went on to become prominent physical chemists and physicists. He also wrote several books on the topics of physical chemistry and spectroscopy, which helped to further popularize the study of these subjects.

Herzberg was a passionate advocate for the advancement of science, and was dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge. He was a prolific writer, writing more than 250 scientific papers and several books. He was also a passionate speaker, delivering lectures and workshops around the world. He was a devoted member of the scientific community, and was a strong advocate for collaboration and the sharing of knowledge.

Gerhard Herzberg was a renowned scientist and teacher whose work significantly advanced the field of physical chemistry. His discoveries and contributions in the field of molecular structure and spectroscopy have helped shape modern physical chemistry and molecular spectroscopy, and his dedication to the pursuit of knowledge and to the sharing of knowledge has helped to further our understanding of the world around us.

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