August Herman Pfund

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August Herman Pfund
Born(1879-12-28)December 28, 1879
Madison, Wisconsin
DiedJanuary 4, 1949(1949-01-04) (aged 69)
NationalityUSA
FieldsPhysics
Spectroscopy
Known forPfund line
Pfund telescope
Notable awardsEdward Longstreth Medal (1922)
 
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August Herman Pfund
Born(1879-12-28)December 28, 1879
Madison, Wisconsin
DiedJanuary 4, 1949(1949-01-04) (aged 69)
NationalityUSA
FieldsPhysics
Spectroscopy
Known forPfund line
Pfund telescope
Notable awardsEdward Longstreth Medal (1922)

August Herman Pfund (December 28, 1879 – January 4, 1949) was an American physicist and spectroscopist. He was born in Madison, Wisconsin. He discovered the hydrogen Pfund lines, where an electron jumps up from or drops down to the fifth fundamental level.

Pfund also invented the Pfund telescope configuration that bears his name.

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