Fritz Reiche

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Fritz Reiche (Jul 4, 1883 — Jan 14, 1969) was a student of Max Planck and a colleague of Albert Einstein, who was active in, and made important contributions to the early development of quantum mechanics including co-authoring the Thomas-Reiche-Kuhn sum rule.[1]

Reiche published more than 55 scientific papers and books including The Quantum Theory.

After studying in Germany, Reich emigrated to the United States in 1941 and went on to work with NASA and the United States Navy on projects related to supersonic flow.[2]


  1. ^ Bederson, Benjamin (April 5, 2003). "Fritz Reiche and German Refugee Scientists". Speech before American Physical Society, April Meeting, 2003. Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Finding Aid to the Fritz Reiche Papers, 1907-1998". American Institute of Physics. Retrieved 12 February 2010.