Zeeman, Pieter

Zeeman, Pieter pē´tər zā´män [key], 1865–1943, Dutch physicist. He was professor of physics at the Univ. of Amsterdam from 1900 and director of the Physical Institute, Amsterdam, from 1908. In 1896 he discovered the Zeeman effect . He shared the 1902 Nobel Prize in Physics with H. A. Lorentz. His works include Researches in Magneto-Optics (1913).

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