Johan Peter Holtsmark

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Johan Peter Holtsmark
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Born (1894-02-13)13 February 1894
Asker, Norway
Died 10 December 1975(1975-12-10)
Bærum, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Fields Physics
Institutions Norwegian Institute of Technology
University of Oslo
Alma mater University of Kristiania
Known for Holtsmark field distribution

Johan Peter Holtsmark (1894–1975) was a Norwegian physicist, who studied spectral line broadening and electron scattering. In 1929, while at the Norwegian Institute of Technology, Holtsmark established acoustics research laboratories, focusing on architectural acoustics and sound insulation. Holtsmark was also a consultant for the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) throughout the 1930s.[1][2][3]

Between 1934 and 1937 he led the construction of a Van de Graaff accelerator at the Norwegian Institute of Technology, which became the first particle accelerator to go into operation in Scandinavia.[4]

He was awarded the Fridtjof Nansen Excellent Research Award in 1969, was a fellow of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters from 1925 and the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters from 1926.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.etterklang.no/viten8.html
  2. ^ "Johan Peter Holtsmark". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Retrieved 22 April 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Holtebekk, Trygve. "J Holtsmark". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 22 April 2014. 
  4. ^ Wittje, Roland (2007). "Nuclear Physics in Norway, 1933-1955". Physics in Perspective 9 (4): 406–433. Bibcode:2007PhP.....9..406W. doi:10.1007/s00016-006-0317-z. 
Awards
Preceded by
Carl Semb
Recipient of the Fridtjof Nansen Excellent Research Award in Science
1969
Succeeded by
Lorentz Eldjarn