Walther Nernst

  • René Schils


Walther Nernst is one of the founders of physical chemistry. His name is immortalized in the Nernst equation, and the third law of thermodynamics earned him the Nobel Prize for chemistry. Together with Siemens and Bechstein, he also developed an electric grand piano.


Carbon Filament Ceramic Element Grand Piano Jesuit Priest Small Hammer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HeerdeThe Netherlands

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