NTM International Journal of History & Ethics of Natural Sciences, Technology & Medicine

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 201-208

First online:

Ferdinand Braun in Leipzig

Zum 150. Geburtstag des Entdeckers des Halbleitereffektes und des Erfinders der Kathodenstrahlröhre
  • Wolfgang SchreierAffiliated with

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Nobelprizewinner Ferdinand Braun worked as a teacher for three years (1874–1977) at the Leipzig Thomas School. In this time, essential for him, he developed his most important discovery: the effect of semiconductivity. Furthermore he demonstrated his pedagogical talent as a teacher and wrote an approval, popularized book for young people. The experiences of that time had a influence upon his future work.