Highlighting the history of French radio astronomy. 1: Nordmann's attempt to observe solar radio emission in 1901

Debarbat, Suzanne, Lequeux, James, and Orchiston, Wayne (2007) Highlighting the history of French radio astronomy. 1: Nordmann's attempt to observe solar radio emission in 1901. Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, 10 (1). pp. 3-10.

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Abstract

Soon after the discovery of radio waves by Hertz in 1888 the idea that the Sun must emit this radiation was suggested. A number of scientists from different nations then attempted to detect this emission, and one of these was the French astronomer, Charles Nordmann. This paper provides biographical information on Nordmann before discussing his attempt to detect solar emisson in 1901 and the reasons he was unsuccessful.

Item ID: 2407
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: astronomical history; radio astronomy; solar radio emission; Charles Nordmann; Johannes Wilsing; Julius Scheiner; Sir Oliver Lodge
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Reproduced with permission from Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage

ISSN: 1440-2807
Date Deposited: 07 May 2009 05:41
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