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Lorentz
  (lôr'ənts)   
Dutch physicist who was one of the first to develop theories of the electron, for which he shared the 1902 Nobel Prize for physics with Pieter Zeeman. His ideas on the invariance of physical laws with respect to time and space paved the way for Albert Einstein's theory of Special Relativity.
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