Fülöp (Philipp von) Lénard

Fülöp (Philipp von) Lénard (1862-1947) was the first scientist born in Hungary to win the Nobel Prize. His scientific career started under Eötvös in Budapest, but he later moved to Germany where he died. He was honored in physics in 1905 „for his work in connection with cathode rays”. His principal sphere of research covered the phenomenon of phosphorescence and cathode rays. He established the first simple nuclear model. The Hungarian Academy of Sciences elected him a corresponding member in 1897, and an honorary member in 1907.

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