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Helmholtz

Baron Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von . 1821--94, German physiologist, physicist, and mathematician: helped to found the theory of the conservation of energy; invented the ophthalmoscope (1850); and investigated the mechanics of sight and sound

helmholtz

[′helm‚hōlts]
(electricity)
A unit of dipole moment per unit area, equal to 1 Debye unit per square angstrom, or approximately 3.335 × 10-10 coulomb per meter.
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Scientists such as Albert Einstein, Hermann von Helmholtz and Werner Heisenberg described their creative processes in similar terms to Poincare.
A member of the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine, he has received numerous awards, including the Pasarow Award in Neuropsychiatry and the Hermann von Helmholtz Award as well as a number of honorary degrees from major universities.
As part of Germany's largest scientific organization, the Hermann von Helmholtz Association, KIT makes a significant contribution to cutting-edge research, both nationally and internationally and is home to 9,000 employees and 24,000 registered students.
n's career coincided with a new interest in sonority in the eighteenth century reflected in writings by the likes of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and subsequent acoustic studies in the nineteenth century by Hermann von Helmholtz.
We meet Jacobsthal again in the second part of this section in a painstaking description of his epistemology and methodology, as well as encountering influences that ranged from different disciplines in the humanities to the social sciences (particularly Hermann von Helmholtz and Carl Stumpf), sciences (especially Hermann GraKmann) to pedagogy.