Prof. Dr. Friedrich Hund

Friedrich Hund

* 4th of February 1896 in Karlsruhe
+ 31st of March 1997 in Göttingen

We owe a lot to our father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will keep him in mind as a helpful and a very responsible person.

After his studies of mathematics, physics, and geography in Marburg and Göttingen, he worked as a private lecturer for theoretical physics in Göttingen [1925], professor in Rostock [1927], Leipzig [1929], Jena [1946], Frankfurt/Main [1951] and from 1957 again in Göttingen. Additionally he stayed in Kopenhagen [1926] with Niels Bohr and lectured on the Harvard University in Cambridge [1928]. He published more than 250 papers and essays. He made contributions to quantum theory - especially concerning the structure of an atom and the structure of molecular spectra. The Hund's rule was named after him and in 1926 he discovered the later so called tunnel effect. On the occasion of his 100th birthday, the book: Friedrich Hund: Geschichte der physikalischen Begriffe [history of physics terms] (Heidelberg, Berlin, Oxford), Spektrum, Akademie Verlag 1996, ISBN 3-8274-0083-X was published.

Friedrich-Hund-Platz in Göttingen Besides many different honors bestowed upon him, Friedrich Hund also received an honorary citizenship of the Jena/Saale town, and even a street in Jena was named after him.

The picture below shows the Friedrich-Hund-Platz in Göttingen. Since June, 2004, a part of the new building of the physical departement was given the Friedrich-Hund-Platz 1 address. The same name was chosen for the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of Göttingen.

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    In the 90īs Dr. Ian Howard stayed in Göttingen; where he took photos of Friedrich Hund and Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker.

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