Ten fun facts about Hendrik Antoon Lorentz


Fact 1
Lorentz was the basis of the transformation equations that were lately used by Albert Einstein.

Fact 2
He was raised a Protestant, but remained a freethinker regarding religious matters.

Fact 3
In 1902, he received the Nobel Prize in physics. His name is used in several scientific phrases including the Lorentz force.


Fact 4
In 1905, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society and awarded the Rumford Medal.

Fact 5
There is a digitized film version of his funeral available on YouTube. Einstein read a eulogy at it.

Fact 6
Lorentz founded a committee that later resulted in finding the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research.

Fact 7
He resigned from his work of physics at Leiden University in 1912.

Fact 8
He appointed Paul Ehrenfest to take his chair at the University. Ehrenfest founded what is now known as the Lorentz Institute.

Fact 9
Lorentz was one of the few scientists to support Einstein in the beginning of his search for general relativity.

Fact 10
One of the two lock sets in the Enclosure Damn was named after Lorentz.


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