james franck

Franck

[frahngk; French frahnk]
noun
1.
César (Auguste) [sey-zar oh-gyst] , 1822–90, French composer, born in Belgium.
2.
James, 1882–1964, U.S. physicist, born in Germany: Nobel Prize 1925.
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1.  César (Auguste) (sezar). 1822--90, French composer, organist, and teacher, born in Belgium. His works, some of which make use of cyclic form, include a violin sonata, a string quartet, the Symphony in D Minor (1888), and much organ music
2.  James. 1882--1964, US physicist, born in Germany: shared a Nobel prize for physics with Gustav Hertz (1925) for work on the quantum theory, particularly the effects of bombarding atoms with electrons

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james franck

German-born American physicist who shared the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1925 with Gustav Hertz for research on the excitation and ionization of atoms by electron bombardment that verified the quantized nature of energy transfer

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