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Casimir, Hendrik Brugt Gerhard

Born: 1909 AD
Died: 2000 AD
Nationality: N/A
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.