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Casimir, Hendrik Brugt Gerhard (Hendrik)

Born: 1909 AD
Died: 2000 AD, at 90 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Physicists


1909 - He was born on the 15th of July in The Hague, Netherlands.

1931 - He studied theoretical physics at the University of Leiden under Paul Ehrenfest, where he received his Ph.D.

1938 - He became a physics professor at Leiden University.

1942 - During World War II, Casimir moved to the Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

1945 - He remained an active scientist and wrote a well-known paper on Lars Onsager's principle of microscopic reversibility.

1946-1956 - He became a co-director of Philips Research Laboratories laboratories and a member of the board of directors of the company.

1972 - He retired from Philips.

2000 - He died on the 4th of May in Heeze.


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