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ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)

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Abstract Volume 17 (2012) pp 078-079
DOI 10.1007/s00897122419a

The Case of Nobelists Philipp Lenard and Johannes Stark

Fathi Habashi

Laval University, Quebec City, Canada, Fathi.Habashi@arul.ulaval.ca
Received April 27, 2012. Accepted May 16, 2012.

Published: 1 June 2012

Abstract. A Nobel laureate has become a symbol of excellence, a genius that deserves respect and honour from the royalties, scholars, and laymen. While this is absolutely true yet few laureates did not stand to this standard. This may be strange but this happened in turbulent times in Germany when the Nazi ideology prevailed. Philipp Lenard and Johannes Stark two distinguished German scientists were arrested at the end of World War II and tried for misconduct.

Key Words: Chemistry and History; biography

(*) Corresponding author. (E-mail: Fathi.Habashi@arul.ulaval.ca)

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