Poggendorff, Johann Christian

Poggendorff, Johann Christian yōˈhän krĭsˈtyän pôgˈəndôrfˌ [key], 1796–1877, German physicist and chemist. He founded (1824) and edited the important Annalen der Physik und Chemie and edited the first two volumes (1863) of Biographisch-literarisches Handwörterbuch. Professor of chemistry at the Univ. of Berlin from 1834, he investigated problems in electricity and magnetism.

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