Pieter Zeeman 1865-1943

  title={Pieter Zeeman 1865-1943},
  author={R. J. Strutt},
  journal={Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  pages={591 - 595}
  • R. J. Strutt
  • Published 1 November 1944
  • Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society
Pieter Zeeman was born in Zeeland at the mouth of the Scheldt. He was the son of a Lutheran pastor and was educated at the University of Leyden. In 1890, when twenty-five years of age, he was appointed assistant on the physics staff. Among his duties at this time was to prepare lecture experiments for the elementary lectures, which, oddly enough, were given by H. A. Lorentz, the Professor of Theoretical Physics. It appears that these lectures would normally have been given by Kamerlingh Onnes… 
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