Hendrik Lorentz

Hendrik LorentzIn existographies, Hendrik Lorentz (1853-1928) (IQ:180|#109) [RGM:1314|1,500+] (Odueny 100:84) was a Dutch physicist, a top ranked GPE, noted for []

Relativity
In 1892, Lorentz postulated the phenomenon of a decrease in length measured by an observer of objects which are traveling at any non-zero velocity relative to the observer—also postulated independently by George FitzGerald (1889) — one example being that a ruler pointed toward the sun will be measurably longer than one pointed in the direction in which the earth is moving about the sun.

Map of Physics
In John Porter’s Map of Physics, the river of electromagnetism flows from Hans Orsted to Lorentz.
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Influenced
In 1954, Albert Einstein, a year before his death (dereaction), was asked by an interviewer who were the greatest thinkers that he had known. Einstein replied: ‘Lorentz’, adding ‘I never met Willard Gibbs; perhaps, had I done so, I might have placed him beside Lorentz’. [1]
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Education
In 1925, Lorentz, aged 22, completed his PhD in physics with a dissertation “On the Theory of Reflection and refraction of Light”, wherein he refined the electromagnetic theory of James Maxwell.
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References
1. Pais, Abraham. (1982). Subtle is the Lord (pg. 73) (Ѻ). Oxford University Press.
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External links
Hendrik Lorentz – Wikipedia.

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