Otto Klemperer (physicist)
Otto Ernst Heinrich Klemperer (1899–1987) was a physicist expert in electron optics. He was granted his doctorate by the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in 1923. His thesis advisor was Hans Geiger. He continued to work with Geiger in the 1930s.
Klemperer was co-inventor in 1928 of the Geiger-Klemperer ball counter, "the first major advance in the design of proportional counters". During the 1930s, he worked at the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge on discrepancies between Fermi's theory of β-decay and the observed radiation properties of rubidium and polonium. He was later an Assistant Professor and Reader in Physics at Imperial College, London, where he wrote the third edition of his book on electron optics with Mike Barnett.
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- Klemperer, Otto; Barnett, M.E. (1971). Electron optics. Cambridge monographs on physics (3 ed.). Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-17973-7.
- Klemperer, Otto (1972). Electron physics: the physics of the free electron. Butterworths.
- Klemperer, Victor (2002). Deníky 1933-1941: Chci vydat svědectví. Litomyšl. p. 528. ISBN 978-80-7185-492-0.
- Otto Klemperer at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Klemperer, O. (1935). "On the Radioactivity of Potassium and Rubidium". Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences. 148 (865): 638–648. Bibcode:1935RSPSA.148..638K. doi:10.1098/rspa.1935.0038. JSTOR 96293.
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- Gay, Hannah (2007). "Imperial College during the Second World War". The history of Imperial College London, 1907-2007: higher education and research in science, technology and medicine. World Scientific. p. 261. ISBN 1-86094-709-3.
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