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Friedrich Kurylo Collection: Finding Aid
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The bulk of this collection contains drafts, typescripts, and research materials compiled by Friedrich Kurylo for his biography of German physicist Ferdinand Braun (1850-1918).
Ferdinand Braun (1850-1918) made notable contributions to the field of electricity. He invented what is now called Braun’s electrometer before turning his attention to the field of wireless telegraphy. He was one of the first to send electric waves in definite directions. In 1902 he succeeded in receiving definitely directed messages by means of inclined beam antennae. He received the Noble Prize in Physics in 1909.
2,009 pieces in 6 boxes
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