Bloch, Felix


Bloch, Felix
(1905–1983)
   US physicist and Nobel laureate, 1952. Born in Switzerland, Bloch graduated from the University of Leipzig in 1928 and worked with such renowned scientists as Carl Heisenberg, Niels BOHR and Enrico Fermi. During these years he made basic contributions to the study of quantum theory and began his investigations into the magnetic properties of crystals and of the energy losses from charged particles in rapid motion. After the Nazi rise to power in Germany, he emigrated to the United States in 1934, and taught physics at Stanford University. There he developed an interest in experimental physics and in 1940, together with L.D.Alvarez, was the first to determine the magnetic moment of the neutron. During World War II he worked on the atomic bomb project at Los Alamos, returning to pure physics at Stanford after the war. He studied the magnetic fields of atomic nuclei, and shared the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1952. He visited and lectured in Israel on several occasions.

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