Geiger Hans Wilhelm

Gei·ger

(gī′gər), Hans Wilhelm 1882-1945.
German physicist who was a pioneer in nuclear physics. He invented numerous instruments and techniques used to detect charged particles, including the Geiger counter (1908).
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