Hermann von Helmholtz

Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz (German; August 31, 1821 – September 8, 1894) Physician and physicist who made significant contributions to several widely varied areas of modern science. In physics, he is known for his theories on the conservation of energy, work in electrodynamics, chemical thermodynamics, and on a mechanical foundation of thermodynamics. The largest German association of research institutions, the Helmholtz Association, is named after him. Read more… More