Edwin Hall

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Edwin Hall at the Solvay Conference 1924 (seated in the first row, third from left)

Edwin Herbert Hall [ 'hɔːl ] (born November 7, 1855 in Great Falls , Maine , † November 20, 1938 in Cambridge , Massachusetts ) was an American physicist .

Hall studied at Bowdoin College with a bachelor's degree in 1875. Then he was a teacher until 1877 (Gould Academy, Brunswick High School) before continuing his studies and in 1880 with Henry Augustus Rowland at Johns Hopkins University was a doctorate in physics. In the course of his dissertation he discovered the Hall effect , published in 1879. In 1895 he became professor of physics at Harvard and in 1921 he retired. He later did research in the field of thermoelectricity and worked on galvanomagnetic and thermoelectric phenomena.

In 1883 Hall was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 1911 to the National Academy of Sciences .


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Individual evidence

  1. ^ E. Hall: On a New Action of a Magnet on Electric Currents. In: American Journal of Mathematics. Vol. 2, 1879, pp. 287-292 (original paper, abstract )
  2. ^ Members of the American Academy. Listed by election year, 1850–1899 ( PDF ). Retrieved September 24, 2015