Ernst Wagner

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Ernst Wagner
Born August 14, 1876
Hildburghausen, German Empire
Died November 1, 1928 (1928-12) (aged 52)
Würzburg, Germany
Nationality German
Alma mater University of Würzburg
University of Berlin
University of Munich
Scientific career
Fields Physicist
Institutions University of Würzburg
University of Munich
Doctoral advisor Wilhelm Röntgen
Doctoral students Helmuth Kulenkampff

Ernst Wagner was a German physicist. He was born on 14 August 1876 at Hildburghausen. He first studied medicine and physics at the Universities of Würzburg, Berlin, and Munich, obtaining his doctorate under Wilhelm Röntgen in 1903. He became Privatdozent in spring 1909 and extraordinary professor in 1915 at the University of Munich. Wagner was notable for his work on X-rays and on the absolute measurement of high pressure.


  • J. Mehra and H. Rechenburg, Historical Development of Quantum Theory, Vol. 1, Springer, p. 322

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