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#225 - Wilhelm Wien Estimate: $2,000+

Regarding "the English influence on German physics" in relation to World War I

German physicist (1864-1928) who received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1911 for his discoveries related to his displacement law concerning the radiation emitted by a perfectly efficient 'blackbody.' Uncommon handwritten draft of a letter in German by Wien, unsigned, one page both sides, 8.25 x 13, no date. The draft is intended for Nobel laureate Arnold Sommerfeld, in part (translated): "Prof. [Johannes] Stark in Aachen asked me to encourage the German Physicians to combat the English influence on German physics. At the same time I received a declaration from the English professors from Switzerland, which is very Germanophobe and which shows no understanding of German feeling and thinking. The following English physicians signed the declaration: Bragg, Lamb, Lodge, Ramsay, Rayleigh, J. J. Thomson, Crookes, Fleming. To the first six, whom I know personally, I wrote that this declaration, which is written without any knowing of the German nature, had taken all hope away from me, that the relationships between German and Englishmen, which were cut off due to war, could be healed in the foreseeable future." In fine condition.




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