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Ernst Pringsheim

Birthdate: (57)
Birthplace: Breslau, Silesia, Prussia
Death: June 28, 1917 (57)
Breslau, Silesia, Germany
Immediate Family:

Son of Siegmund Pringsheim and Anna Pringsheim
Brother of Marie Rosenthal; Gustav Pringsheim; Carl Pringsheim and Rosalie Pringsheim

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About Ernst Pringsheim

Ernst Pringsheim was Professor of Physics at Berlin and Breslau. In 1881 he developed a spectrometer that could accurately measure wavelengths in the infrared part of the electromagnetic spectrum. In 1889 Ernst Pringsheim and Otto Lummer published the results of their black body measurements. A year later Max Planck utilized these results to develop his quantum theory.

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Ernst Pringsheim's Timeline

July 11, 1859
Breslau, Silesia, Prussia
June 28, 1917
Age 57
Breslau, Silesia, Germany