|Ìbí||Heinrich Rudolf Hertz
22 Oṣù Kejì, 1857
Hamburg, German Confederation
|Aláìsí||1 Oṣù Kínní, 1894 (ọmọ ọdún 36)
Bonn, German Empire
|Ilé-ẹ̀kọ́||University of Kiel
University of Karlsruhe
University of Bonn
|Ibi ẹ̀kọ́||University of Munich
University of Berlin
|Doctoral advisor||Hermann von Helmholtz|
|Ó gbajúmọ̀ fún||Electromagnetic radiation
Heinrich Rudolf Hertz (22 February 1857 – 1 January 1894) was a German physicist who clarified and expanded James Clerk Maxwell's electromagnetic theory of light, which was first demonstrated by David Edward Hughes using non-rigorous trial and error procedures. Hertz is distinguished from Maxwell and Hughes because he was the first to conclusively prove the existence of electromagnetic waves by engineering instruments to transmit and receive radio pulses using experimental procedures that ruled out all other known wireless phenomena. The scientific unit of frequency — cycles per second — was named the "hertz" in his honor.
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