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.
- PW Bridgman : Biographical memoir of Edwin Herbert Hall 1855-1938. (PDF) National Academy of Sciences, accessed February 14, 2016 .
- K. Jäger, F. Heilbronner (Ed.): Lexikon der Elektrotechniker , VDE Verlag, 2nd edition from 2010, Berlin / Offenbach, ISBN 978-3-8007-2903-6 , p. 179
- Bernard Finn: Hall, Edwin Herbert . In: Charles Coulston Gillispie (Ed.): Dictionary of Scientific Biography . tape 6 : Jean Hachette - Joseph Hyrtl . Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1972, p. 51-52 .
- 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 )
- Members of the American Academy. Listed by election year, 1850–1899 ( PDF ). Retrieved September 24, 2015
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Hall, Edwin Herbert (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American physicist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||November 7, 1855|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Great Falls , Maine|
|DATE OF DEATH||November 20, 1938|
|Place of death||Cambridge , Massachusetts|