Thursday, October 25, 2007

Rudolf Ludwig Mössbauer
Rudolf Ludwig Mössbauer (German: Rudolf Ludwig Mößbauer), born January 31, 1929, is a German physicist who studied gamma rays from nuclear transitions.
Mössbauer was born in Munich, where he also studied physics at the Munich University of Technology (TUM) and did his PhD with Heinz Maier-Leibnitz. Along with Robert Hofstadter of the United States he won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1961 for his 1957 discovery of the Mossbauer effect—research which he carried out as a PhD student at the Institute for Physics of the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg

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