Velocity Selector


Otto Stern (1888-1969) was a German-Jewish physicist who became a professor at the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburg and won a Nobel Prize. Immanuel Estermann (1900-1973) was a Jewish physicist who worked with Stern in Hamburg and followed him to the United States. Working together, Stern and Estermann conducted molecular beam experiments. This velocity selector is part of their experimental apparatus.

Ref: "Dr. Otto Stern, Winner in 1943 of Nobel Prize for Physics, Dies," New York Times (Aug. 19, 1969), p. 43.

"Dr. Immanuel Estermann, Physics Professor, Is Dead," New York Times (April 1, 1973), p. 79.

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Jews


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Credit Line: Carnegie Institute of Technology

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PH.321542Catalog Number: 321542Accession Number: 244963

Object Name: velocity selector

Measurements: overall: 3 1/2 in x 4 15/16 in x 3 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 12.54125 cm x 8.89 cm


Record Id: nmah_1817318

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