Pieter Zeeman

Zeeman

[zey-mahn]
noun
Pieter [pee-tuhr] , 1865–1943, Dutch physicist: Nobel prize 1902.
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Zeeman   (zā'män')  Pronunciation Key 
Dutch physicist whose study of light sources in a magnetic field resulted in his discovery and explanation of the Zeeman effect. For this work he shared with Hendrik Lorentz the 1902 Nobel Prize for physics. He also studied the absorption and motion of electricity in fluids and magnetic fields on the surface of the Sun.
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pieter zeeman

Dutch physicist who shared with Hendrik A. Lorentz the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1902 for his discovery of the Zeeman effect (q.v.).

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