Johannes Hans Daniel Jensen

Jensen, Johannes Hans Daniel

 

Born June 25, 1907, in Hamburg. German physicist.

Jensen studied first at the University of Freiburg and then at the University of Hamburg. From 1937 to 1941 he was a docent at the latter, and from 1941 to 1949 he was a professor at the Technische Hochschule in Hanover. In 1949 he became a professor at the University of Heidelberg. His principal works are concerned with the theory of atomic nuclei. He substantiated a number of features of atomic nuclei, in particular, the existence of the “magic” nuclei, which have high stability. With his coworkers (but independently of M. Göppert-Mayer) Jensen developed the shell model of the nucleus. He received a Nobel Prize in 1963.

WORKS

Elementary Theory of Nuclear Shell Structure. New York, 1955. (With M. Göppert-Mayer.)
In Russian translation:
Elementarnaia teoriia iadernykh obolochek. Moscow, 1958.

REFERENCE

Bagge, E. Die Nobelpreisträger der Physik. Munich, 1964.
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