TITLE

Zeeman, Pieter

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Zeeman, Pieter (1865-1943) was a Dutch physicist who became known for his discoveries in spectroscopy, the study and analysis of spectra of light. In 1896, he discovered what is now called the Zeeman effect, the splitting of spectral lines by a magnetic field. The theory for this phenomenon was developed by Hendrik Antoon Lorentz, and the two scientists shared the 1902 Nobel Prize in physics for their work. Through the Zeeman effect, astronomers measure the strength of the magnetic field on the surface of stars.
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37310088

 

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