Hendrik Antoon Lorentz


Physics

Hendrik Lorentz shared the 1902 Nobel Prize in physics with Zeeman "in recognition of the extraordinary service they rendered by their researches into the influence of magnetism upon radiation phenomena.” Lorentz’s research was in atomic and quantum physics. He wrote his doctoral thesis on the reflection and refraction of light, and worked on Maxwell’s ideas of electricity and magnetism. He introduced ideas concerning the electron’s role in electromagnetic processes, and took into account its motion.

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