Hanle, Wilhelm on 1979 May 23 to June 2: in German.

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Abstract/Description: Youth in Mannheim; studies in Heidelberg; conflict with Philip P. Lenard; doctoral work in Gottingen under James Franck; the Hanle effect; brief stay in Tubingen; position in Halle with Gustav L. Hertz, and then in Jens, Gottingen and Giessen during scientifically and politically eventful years in Germany; work in Jena on the excitation function and response to Otto Hahn's discovery of fission and the giessen; reconstruction of the university; range of scientific work since the war, especially level crossing techniques and dosimetry; the development of nuclear power; comments on the DDR; current political outlook.
Subject(s): Franck, James, 1882-1964
Hahn, Otto, 1879-1968
Hanle, Wilhelm, 1901-
Hertz, Gustav, 1887-
Lenard, Philipp, 1862-1947
Universität Göttingen
Universität Heidelberg
Atomic spectroscopy
Level-crossing spectroscopy
Nuclear energy
Nuclear fission
Nuclear physics
Radiation dosimetry
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science