Heinrich Hertz

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Noun1.Heinrich Hertz - German physicist who was the first to produce electromagnetic waves artificially (1857-1894)
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Directed by the theories of the great mathematicians and physicists Michael Faraday (1791-1867), James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879), and Heinrich Rudolf Hertz (1857-1894) that unlocked the mystery of electromagnetic waves, several curious individuals--including physicists Nikola Tesla and Oliver Lodge and electrical engineer Guglielmo Marconi--demonstrated in the early 1890s that a sound can be seated aboard an electromagnetic wave with a specific frequency (a specific number of cycles per second, or Hertz) and transmitted across distances at the speed of light.
Specifically, a frequency of one cycle per second is called a hertz, after the German physicist Heinrich Rudolf Hertz.