51 Most Incredible German Scientists and Innovators of All Times


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46. Walther Wilhelm Georg Bothe (1891 – 1957)

Walther Wilhelm Georg Bothe

Bothe holds the merits with Max Born for originating a new method for identification of subatomic particles. He also built the first cyclotron, an instrument that quickens stimulating atomic or subatomic particles in constant magnetic field. His “coincidence method” has been widely used in atomic, comic-ray and nuclear physics for further discoveries.

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47. Werner Forssmann (1904 – 1979)

Werner Forssmann

Werner Forssmann is a respected figure for giving his priceless support to the medicine through development of cardiac catheterization. This method implicates putting a tube into hart through the elbow, carried to diagnose or treat heart diseases.

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48. Werner Karl Heisenberg (1901 – 1976)

Werner Heisenberg
Heisenberg was the man who used matrices to communicate quantum mechanics. He holds the merits for establishing of the so-known Heisenberg uncertainty principle. His commitment was shown also for discovering hydrodynamics of turbulent flows, atomic nucleus, ferromagnetism, cosmic rays, and subatomic particles. He contributed also in building German’s nuclear reactors.

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49. Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (1845 – 1923)

Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen
Röntgen embodies an illustrious figure of physics,evolving the theory of electromagnetic radiation that led to the detection of Röntgen rays or X-rays. Through his invention the life of human and the medicine were about to change forever. Due to his discovery the X-ray machine produced afterwards, could envision the inner side of the human body for diagnosing different hidden diseases.

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50. Wolfgang Ketterle (1957)

Wolfgang Ketterle
Ketterle reached jointly with Eric A. Cornell and Carl E. Wieman to establish the Bose-Einstein Condensate (BEC), a state of atom/matter in almost absolute zero degree. It is named after the name of Albert Einstein since he predicted this theory in 1924.

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51. Wolfgang Paul (1913 – 1993)

Wolfgang Paul

Paul has the merits for the establishment of an instrument that captures ions- atoms, molecules with electrical charge, keeping them until their structure can be defined, called the Paul trap, or ions trap. This instrument is used as an element of mass spectrometer or a trapped ion quantum computer.

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