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At a Glance
Autograph letters and postcards from European physicists and mathematicians to Korn. There are brief as well as long and technical letters, some sent to Korn as editor of PHYSIKALISCHE BERICHTE, some on the presentation of papers at French and German academies, some discussing theories of mathematical physics, and some of a personal nature. Among the correspondents are Albert Einstein, Emile Picard, Max Planck, and Wilhelm Roentgen.
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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Arthur Korn letters; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Schapiro, Meyer. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1982. Accession number--M-82.
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Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 07/--/89.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
German physicist. Arthur Korn was Professor at the University of Munich, 1895-1908, and the University of Berlin, 1914-1939. Korn came to the United States in 1939. Author of FREIE UND ERZUNGENE SCHWINGUNGEN, 1910, HANDBUCH DER PHOTOTELEGRAPHIE UND TELAUTOGRAPHIA, 1911, and studies in mathematical physics and the theory of potentials, he is credited with the first telegraphic transmission of photographs over circuit, in 1904.