Biography of Robert Kirchhoff

Biography of Robert Kirchhoff

Robert Kirchhoff is a German physicist,

Born March 12, 1824 in Koenigsberg. Education in the biography of Kirchhoff was obtained at the University of Konigsberg. In 1848 he defended his doctoral dissertation at the University of Berlin. Here he became a teacher. Then the scientist began teaching at the Polish University of Breslau, and later at the University of Heidelberg.

Kirchhoff’s interest mainly concerned the study of electric circuits, the principles of current flow. So the physicist discovered the rules named in his honor by the rules of Kirchhoff. They are still indispensable in electrical engineering, in engineering, in sequential and parallel circuits.

Studying the absorption, the emission of light, Kirchhoff was carried away by analyzing the spectrum of the flame with the addition of various elements. This was the first time that spectral analysis, discovered by Kirchhoff and Buzen, was used.

Also in his biography, Robert Kirchhoff studied the theory of absorption, emission of thermal radiation. He first considered the concept of “absolutely black body.” He was interested in many issues, including Fresnel diffraction, deformation, motion of bodies.


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Biography of Robert Kirchhoff