Happy Birthday, Felix Bloch – 23rd October 1905
Felix Bloch was born on this day (23rd October) in 1905 in Zürich, Switzerland. He got a Ph.D. in 1928 studying under Werner Heisenberg. In his thesis, he established the quantum theory of solids describing how electrons moved through crystalline materials using Bloch waves. The phenomena he described are observed today using the technique ARPES which is carried out at the Bloch beamline at MAX IV.
Image: Detail of a Max Bloch illustration. To discover the entire illustration click here.
Credit: Emelie Hilner.