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Hermann von Helmholtz (1479)

Interests
Experimental, general, philosophical and theoretical, physiological and comparative
Profession
Physicist and Physiologist
Nationality
German
Born
1821, Potsdam, Germany
Died
1894, Charlottenburg, Germany
Short Biography
Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz (August 31, 1821 – September 8, 1894) was a German physician and physicist who made significant contributions to several widely varied areas of modern science. In physiology and psychology, he is known for his ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
Education
  • M.D., Medico-Surgical Friedrich-Wilhelm Institute, Berlin, 1842
Appointments & Honors
  • House Surgeon, Charite Hospital Berlin, 1842
  • Army-Surgeon, Potsdam 1843-8
  • Lecturer, Academy of Arts, 1848-9
  • Assistant, Anatomical Museum, Berlin, 1848-9
  • Professor of Physiology, University of Konigsberg, 1849-55
  • Professor of Physiology and Anatomy, University of Bonn, 1855-8
  • Order of the Lion of Netherland, 1858
  • Professor of Physiology, Heidelberg University, 1858-71
  • Hon. Dr, University of Berlin, 1860
  • Professor of Physics, Berlin University, 1871-88
  • Graefe Medal, Heidelberg University, 1880
  • Faraday Lecture, Royal Institute London, 1881
  • Vice- Chancellor, Heidelberg University, 1886
  • Order, Pour la Merite, Heidelberg University, 1886
  • President of the Imperial Physico-Technical Institute, Charlottenburg, 1888-94
  • Geheimrat ('His Excellency'), German Emperor, 1891
  • Golden Doctorate-Jubilee, 1891
  • Helmholtz Statue, 1899
Principal Publications
  • 1847 Ober die Erhaltung der Kraft. (On the conservation of energy). Wissenschaftliche Abhandlungen, 1, 12-75.
  • 1850 Rate of transmission of the excitatory process in nerves. Berliner Monatsbericht, Comptes Rendus, XXX, XXXIII.
  • 1856 Handbuch der physiologischen Optik. (Handbook of Physiological Optics). Voss.
  • 1860 Handbuch der physiologischen Optik, Part II. Voss.
  • 1863 Die Lehre van den Tonempfindungen als physioloogische Grund/age fur die Theorie der Musik. (The Theory of Tonal Sensations as the Physiological Basis of Music Theory). Dover. (Reprinted 1954.)
  • 1867 Handbuch der physiologischen Optik, Part Ill. Voss. (trans J. P.C. Southall, Optical Society of America, 1924).