Talk:Hans Geiger

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Contradiction[edit]

The article states in the first paragraph that Geiger invented the Geiger Counter with Walther Müller, but later it states that Ernest Rutherford was the other inventor - which is it?

I've fixed it. The original version was created with Rutherford, and an improved version was created with Müller. Tim314 01:29, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

Headline text[edit]

Everything]]" in the footnote on page 183, which is a very thoroughly-researched book with 17 pages of bibliography. Does anyone know another(online or tree-based) reference on that, the -anon

Pronunciation?[edit]

I've heard Geiger pronounced several different ways, (gee-gehr, guy-sher, etc.) and I'm a bit embarrassed to say I don't know how to say it correctly either. Could someone more familiar with the IPA do an edit adding it? ~SkyWulf 17:17, 15 January 2010 (UTC)

I'm in the Geiger family and it's pronounced (guy-grr) that will help your problem! - GoGeigers (Madison Leigh Geiger)  —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.233.156.138 (talk) 22:02, 28 May 2010 (UTC) 
i confirm that, i m german--92.203.100.141 (talk) 10:11, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

Death[edit]

Was his death related to radiation? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.245.114.202 (talk) 12:13, 17 January 2012 (UTC)
No, Geiger did not die as a result of radiation. Starting in 1940, he suffered from arthritis. At the end of World War II, he was living near Babelsberg, a suburb of Potsdam, which in turn is southwest of Berlin. Occupying forces seized his house and he was evicted. With no belongings, he found a place to stay in Potsdam, but the experience proved too hard on him, so he died on September 24, 1945 at age 62.
See: Gale Encyclopedia of Biography -- http://www.answers.com/topic/geiger-johannes-wilhelm .
Cwkmail (talk) 21:03, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

Questioned reference[edit]

Someone said that they couldn't find the following reference, which I cited in the article on Geiger: H. Geiger (1913) "Über eine einfache Methode zur Zählung von α- und β-Strahlen" (On a simple method for counting α- and β-rays), Verhandlungen der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft, vol. 15, pages 534-539. However, you can see the citation here: http://books.google.com/books?id=cpktAQAAMAAJ&q=534 .

P.S. Please do not muck about with my citations. I devote a lot of time and effort to finding them.

Cwkmail (talk) 20:29, 6 May 2012 (UTC)