Édouard Herzen

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Photograph of the 1911 Solvay Conference at the Hotel Metropole. Herzen is standing, sixth from the right.

Édouard Herzen (Florence, 1877–1936) was a Belgian chemist of Russian descent who played a leading role in the development of physics and chemistry during the twentieth century. He collaborated with industrialist Ernest Solvay, and participated in the first, second, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh Solvay Conferences.[1]


Herzen was a grandson of Alexander Herzen, a prominent Russian public figure.[2][3] In 1902 he published a thesis on Surface Tension.[4] In 1921 he became director of the Division of Physical and Chemical Sciences at the l'Institut des Hautes-Études.[4]

In 1924 he published, in collaboration with the physicist Hendrik Lorentz, a note to the Paris Academy of Sciences entitled The Reports of Energy and Mass After Ernest Solvay.[4] The same year he wrote the popular book La Relativité d'Einstein, published by Editions of New Library of Lausanne.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Album Belgique - Google Livres. Books.google.fr. 2010. ISBN 9789052016351. Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
  2. ^ Людмила Клот. (2012-05-04). "Наташа Узер-Герцен: "Среди потомков Герцена – инженеры, архитекторы, врачи"". Русский век. Портал для российских соотечественников. Archived from the original on 2012-12-05. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  3. ^ Ирена Желвакова. (2012). "Осколки былого". Наше Наследие, №101, 2012 г. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  4. ^ a b c Sur les tensions superficielles des mélanges de liquides normaux, par ... - Édouard Herzen - Google Boeken. Books.google.com. 1902. Retrieved 2013-01-07. 

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