Pierre Victor Auger

Pierre Victor Auger

Infobox Scientist
name = PAGENAME
box_width =


image_width =150px
caption = PAGENAME
birth_date = May 14, 1899
birth_place = Paris
death_date = December 25, 1993
death_place =
residence =
citizenship =
nationality =
ethnicity =
field = physics
work_institutions =
alma_mater =
doctoral_advisor =
doctoral_students =
known_for =
author_abbrev_bot =
author_abbrev_zoo =
influences =
influenced =
prizes =
religion =
footnotes =

Pierre Victor Auger (May 14, 1899 – December 25, 1993) was a French physicist, born in Paris. He worked in the fields of atomic physics, nuclear physics and cosmic ray physics.

The Auger process where Auger electrons are emitted from atoms was named after him, despite the fact that Lise Meitner discovered the process a few years before in 1923.

In his work with cosmic rays, he found that the cosmic radiation events were coincident in time meaning that they were associated with a single event, an air shower. He estimated that the energy of the incoming particle that creates large air showers must be at least 1015 electronvolts (eV) = 106 particles of 108 eV (critical energy in air) and a factor of ten for energy loss from traversing the atmosphere (Auger "et al.", 1939).

The world's largest cosmic ray detector, the Pierre Auger Observatory, is named after him.

References

*cite journal | author=P. Auger "et al." | title= [http://prola.aps.org/abstract/RMP/v11/i3-4/p288_1 Extensive Cosmic-Ray Showers] | journal=Rev. Mod. Phys. | volume=11 | issue=3-4| year=1939 | pages=288–291 | doi=10.1103/RevModPhys.11.288

External links

* [http://auger.cnrs.fr/pierre_auger.html Pierre Auger: The Pioneering Work]
* [http://www.auger.org/ Pierre Auger Observatory]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Нужно решить контрольную?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Pierre Victor Auger — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Pierre Victor Auger Nacimiento 14 de mayo de 1899 París Fallecimiento 25 de diciembre de 1993 1993 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Pierre Victor Auger — (* 14. Mai 1899 in Paris; † 24. Dezember 1993 in Paris) war ein französischer Physiker. Er arbeitete im Bereich der Atom und Kernphysik. Besonders beschäftigte sich Auger mit der kosmischen Strahlung, die er 1938 am Schweizer Jungfraujoch in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pierre Victor Auger — Pierre Auger Pour les articles homonymes, voir Auger. Pierre Victor Auger, né à Paris le 14 mai 1899 et mort le 25 décembre 1993, est un physicien français, fils du professeur de chimie Victor Auger. Il a travaillé en physique atomique, physique… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Pierre Victor (disambiguation) — Pierre Victor was a philosopher, political activist and author.Pierre Victor may also refer to:* Pierre Victor, baron Malouet (1740 1814), French publicist and politician * Pierre Victor Auger (1899 1993), French physicist * Pierre Victor… …   Wikipedia

  • Victor Auger — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Auger. Victor Auger Naissance 5 janvier 1864 Paris (France) Décès 20 novembre 1949 Pa …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Auger , Pierre Victor — (1899–1993) French physicist Auger was born in Paris and educated there at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, where he obtained his doctorate in 1926. He was later appointed to the staff of the University of Paris and after serving there as professor… …   Scientists

  • Pierre Auger Observatory — is an international cosmic ray observatory designed to detect ultra high energy cosmic rays Ultra high energy particles. These are sub atomic particles (protons or other nuclei) with energies beyond 10^{20} electron volts, the energy of a tennis… …   Wikipedia

  • Pierre Auger — Pierre Victor Auger (* 14. Mai 1899 in Paris; † 24. Dezember 1993 in Paris) war ein französischer Physiker. Er arbeitete im Bereich der Atom und Kernphysik. Besonders beschäftigte sich Auger mit der kosmischen Strahlung, die er 1938 am Schweizer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Auger (disambiguation) — Auger can refer to: *Auger, a device for moving material or liquid by means of a rotating helical flighting *Auger shell, a gray or brown shell commonly found at the beach *The Auger weapon, a rifle in the game which drills through walls.*People… …   Wikipedia

  • Auger — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Auger puede referirse a: Pierre Victor Auger (1899 1993), físico francés. Electrón auger, un fenómeno físico. Observatorio Pierre Auger, en Argentina. Véase también Arleen Augér, soprano estadounidense. Obtenido de… …   Wikipedia Español

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”