Hans Motz

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Hans Motz (1 October 1909 – 6 August 1987) was an Austrian physicist. He worked at Stanford University on undulators.[1] His work led to the development of the free-electron laser.

He was born in Vienna, and died in Oxford, England.

Hans Motz was a Full Professor in the Department of Engineering at Oxford University and a Fellow of St Catherine's College, Oxford.

He wrote books, including The Physics of Fusion,[2] and a book on microwave theory.[3] When he died, he left money to Oxford to establish a Motz Prize in Electrical Engineering to honor top students.[4]

References[change | edit source]

  1. Arthur L. Robinson. "History of Synchrotron Radiation Sources". Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. http://xdb.lbl.gov/Section2/Sec_2-2.html. Retrieved December 24, 2011.
  2. The Physics of Fusion, Academic Press, Oct 1979.
  3. Electromagnetic Problems of Microwave Theory (Methuen Monograph), Wiley and Sons, 1951.
  4. "Oxford University Gazette, 31 October 1996: University Act". http://www.ox.ac.uk/gazette/1996-7/weekly/311096/acts.htm. Retrieved December 22, 2011.