Share this entry

Share this page

Lorentz, Hendrik Antoon

Line breaks: Hen|drik An¦toon Lor|entz
Pronunciation: /ˈlɒrənts
 
/

Definition of Lorentz, Hendrik Antoon in English:

( 1853–1928), Dutch theoretical physicist. He worked on the forces affecting electrons and realized that electrons and cathode rays were the same thing. For their work on electromagnetic theory he and his pupil Pieter Zeeman ( 1865–1943) shared the 1902 Nobel Prize for Physics.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day Sprachgefühl
Pronunciation: ˈʃprɑːxɡəˌfuːl
noun
intuitive understanding of a language’s natural idiom…