Walther Bothe Quotes

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Walther Bothe Quotes

Walther Bothe (8 January 1891 – 8 February 1957) was a German nuclear physicist. He received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1954 with Max Born. He was born on 8 January 1891, in Oranienburg, German Empire. He studied under physics legend Max Planck and excelled in mathematics, physics, and chemistry. In 1913, he became Planck’s assistant. He got his doctorate in 1914, under Planck.

Famous Walther Bothe Quotes

During this time I had the singular good fortune of being able to discuss the problem constantly with Einstein. Some experiments done at Einstein’s suggestion yielded no decisively new result.
In this case, the particle formed has correspondingly less energy, whereas the product nucleus passes into the ground state with emission of the quantity of energy saved as gamma radiation.
Strict conservation of energy in the elementary process had thus been confirmed also by a negative experiment.
Rossi was the first to describe another system working with valves in parallel; it has the advantage that it can easily be extended to coincidences between more than two events, and is therefore predominantly used today.
The Laboratory for Radioactivity consisted of only two rooms at the time; at a later date, when tests of radioactive substances became more extensive, it expanded into four rooms.
This result was confirmed by different researchers using various experimental arrangements.
To demonstrate this simultaneity is by no means trivial, because it may for example happen that the product nucleus always forms in an activated state at first.


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