A Simultaneous Discovery: The Case of Johannes Stark and Antonino Lo Surdo

@article{Leone2004ASD,
  title={A Simultaneous Discovery: The Case of Johannes Stark and Antonino Lo Surdo},
  author={M. Leone and A. Paoletti and N. Robotti},
  journal={Physics in Perspective},
  year={2004},
  volume={6},
  pages={271-294}
}
In 1913 the German physicist Johannes Stark (1874–1957) and the Italian physicist Antonino Lo Surdo (1880–1949)discovered virtually simultaneously and independently that hydrogen spectral lines are split into components by an external electric field. Both of their discoveries ensued from studies on the same phenomenon, the Doppler effect in canal rays, but they arose in different theoretical contexts. Stark had been working within the context of the emerging quantum theory, following a research… Expand
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