Helmholtz Hermann von (1821 to 1894) – original name Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand Helmholtz, German Scientist and philosopher, well versed and versatile in physiology, optics, electrodynamics, mathematics and meteorology.
In 1843 Helmholtz graduated from the Friedrich Wilhelm Medical Institute, Berlin.
1849 Professor of Physiology, Konigsberg.
1855 Professor of Physiology, Bonn.
1858 Professor of Physiology and Anatomy, Bonn.
1871 Professor of Physics, University of Berlin.
1888 Director, Physico-technical Institute, Berlin.
Scientist Helmholtz’s works
- On the Sensations of Tone as a Physiological Basis for the Theory of Music (1875).
- 3-volume Hand book of Physiological Optics (1867).
- Scientist Helmholtz wrote on philosophical and aesthetic problems.
Scientist Helmholtz made the statement of the law of conservation of energy.
Scientist Helmholtz’s Discoveries Include
- Transmission of nerve impulse and the measurement of its velocity.
- Study of wave motion in sound.
- A theory of musical harmony.
- A theory of colour vision.
- Invention of ophthalmoscope, an instrument to view the interior of the eye.