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Friedrich Hund

Friedrich HundAKA Friedrich Hermann Hund

Born: 4-Feb-1896
Birthplace: Karlsruhe, Germany
Died: 31-Mar-1997
Location of death: Karlsruhe, Germany
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Physicist

Nationality: Germany
Executive summary: Quantum tunneling

Studied under Max Born. He discovered the principle of quantum tunneling (quantum mechanical barrier penetration), in a paper published in 1927. He also did significant work on the structures of atoms and molecules, molecular orbital theory known as the Hund-Mulliken theory (working with Robert S. Mulliken, the 1966 Nobel laureate in chemistry.)

    University: PhD, University of Göttingen (1922)
    Professor: Theoretical Physics, University of Leipzig (1929-)
    Professor: University of Rostock
    Professor: University of Jena
    Professor: University of Frankfurt
    Professor: University of Göttingen

    International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science
    Max Planck Medal 1943

Author of books:
Einführung in die theoretische Physik (1945–50, physics, 5 vols.)
Theoretische Physik (1956–63, physics, 3 vols.)
Theorie des Aufbaues der Materie (1961, physics)
Grundbegriffe der Physik (1969, physics)
Geschichte der physikal Begriffe (1972, physics)

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