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Johannes Rydberg

AKA Johannes Robert Rydberg

Born: 8-Nov-1854
Birthplace: Hamstad, Sweden
Died: 28-Dec-1919
Location of death: Lund, Sweden
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Physicist

Nationality: Sweden
Executive summary: Rydberg constant

A student of spectroscopy, it was Rydberg who determined the mathematical relationship between lines on the spectrograph and the effective mass of the hydrogen atom. This turns out to be one of the most accurately known physical constants in nature.

    University: BS, University of Lund (1875)
    University: PhD Mathematics, University of Lund (1879)
    Professor: University of Lund (1882-1919)

Author of books:
Recherches sur la constitution des spectres d'émission des éléments chimiques (1890, physics)

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