Adolf Eugen Fick
Adolf Eugen Fick (1829-1901)
|Born||3 September 1829
Kassel, Electorate of Hesse
|Died||21 August 1901
|Institutions||University of Zurich
University of Würzburg
|Alma mater||University of Marburg|
|Doctoral advisor||Franz Ludwig Fick|
|Doctoral students||Johann Jakob Müller|
|Known for||Fick's law of diffusion
Direct Fick method
Early life and education
Fick began his work in the formal study of mathematics and physics before realising an aptitude for medicine. He then earned his doctorate in medicine from the University of Marburg in 1851. As a fresh medical graduate, he began his work as a prosector.
In 1855, he introduced Fick's law of diffusion, which governs the diffusion of a gas across a fluid membrane. In 1870, he was the first to measure cardiac output, using what is now called the Fick principle.
In german, "fick" means "fuck".
- Adolf Eugen Fick at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- The "Kontaktbrille" of Adolf Eugen Fick (1887), accessed 20 April 2010
- The Virtual Laboratory: Fick, Adolf Eugen, accessed 5 February 2006
- Short biography and bibliography in the Virtual Laboratory of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
- Science Quotes by Adolf Eugen Fick (todayinsci.com)