Geertruida de Haas-Lorentz

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Geertruida Luberta de Haas-Lorentz (20 November 1885, in Leiden – 1973) was a female Dutch physicist and the first to perform fluctuational analysis of electrons as Brownian particles. Consequently she is considered to be the first woman in electrical noise theory. She was the eldest daughter of the physicist Hendrik Lorentz and Aletta Catharina Kaiser. In 1910, she married the physicist Wander Johannes de Haas and they had two sons and two daughters.

Geertruida Lorentz studied physics at the University of Leiden under her father, and earned her doctor's degree in 1912 on a thesis entitled "Over de theorie van de Brown'schen beweging en daarmede verwante verschijnselen" (On the theory of Brownian motion and related phenomena).[1]

Books by Geertruida de Haas-Lorentz[edit]

  • Geertruida Luberta de Haas-Lorentz, Die Brownsche Bewegung und einige verwandte Erscheinungen, (Brownian motion and some related phenomena), Braunschweig, F. Vieweg, 1913. [Translated from Dutch to German by the author].
  • Geertruida Luberta de Haas-Lorentz, H.A. Lorentz: Impressions of His Life and Work, (Translation by Joh. C. Fagginger Auer), Amsterdam, North-Holland Pub. Co., 1957.
  • Geertruida Luberta de Haas-Lorentz, De beide hoofdwetten der thermodynamica en hare voornaamste toepassingen, 's-Gravenhage: Nijhoff, 1946.
  • H. A. Lorentz, Eva Dina Bruins, Johanna Reudler, and Geertruida Luberta de Haas-Lorentz, Kinetische Probleme, Leipzig, Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft, 1928.
  • H. A. Lorentz, A. D. Fokker, Geertruida Luberta de Haas-Lorentz, and H. Bremekamp, Lessen over theoretische natuurkunde: aan de Rijks-Universiteit te Leiden, Leiden: Brill, 1919-1926.
  • Geertruida Luberta de Haas-Lorentz and H. A. Lorentz, Theorie der quanta, Leiden, N.V. Boekhandel en Drukkerij, Voorheen E.J. Brill, 1919.

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