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Georg von Békésy (1126)

Interests
Engineering psychology, experimental, physiological and comparative
Profession
Physicist
Nationality
Hungarian-American
Born
1899, Budapest, Hungary
Died
1972, Hawaii, USA
Short Biography
Georg von Békésy (Békésy György) (3 June 1899 – 13 June 1972) was a Hungarian biophysicist born in Budapest, Hungary. In 1961, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his research on the function of the cochlea in the mammalian ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
Education
  • PhD University of Budapest, 1923
Appointments & Honors
  • Laboratory, Royal Hungarian Institute for Research in Telegraphy Systems, 1924-46
  • Professor, University of Budapest, 1940
  • Ordinarius, Physical Institute, University of Budapest, 1946
  • Senior Research Fellow, Psycho-acoustic Laboratory, Harvard University, 1946-66
  • Research Professor, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm 1947
  • Hon. MD, universities of Miinster, 1955, Berne, 1959, Padua, 1962
  • Hon. DSc, University of Pennsylvania, 1965
  • Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology, 1961
  • Professor of Sensory Sciences, University of Hawaii, 1966-72
  • ten medals from Scientific Societies
Principal Publications
  • 1928 Zur Theorie des Harens: Die Schwingungsforme der Basilarmembran (Hearing theory: Vibrations of the basilar membrane). Physicalische Zeitschrift, 29, 793-810.
  • 1935 Ober akustische Reizung des Vestibularapparates (Acoustic stimulation of the vestibular mechanism). Pf!Ugers Archiv fiir die gesamte Physiologie, 236, 59-76.
  • 1938 Psychologie und Femsprechtechnik (Psychology and telephone technique). Forschung und Fortschritte, 14, 342-4.
  • 1939 Ober die Vibrationsempfindung (The vibratory sense). Akustische Zeitschrift, 4, 316-34.
  • 1947 A new audiometer. Acta Oto-laryngologica, 35, 411-22.
  • 1956 Current status of theories of hearing. Science, 145, 834-35.
  • 1960 Experiments in Hearing. McGraw-Hill.
  • 1964 Duplexity theory of taste. Science, 145, 834-5.
  • 1967 Sensory Inhibition. Princeton University Press.