Quotes by: Wilhelm Wien

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Wilhelm Wien
Born Wilhelm Carl Werner Otto Fritz Franz Wien
(1864-01-13)13 January 1864
Gaffken near Fischhausen, Province of Prussia
Died 30 August 1928(1928-08-30) (aged 64)
Munich, Germany
Nationality German
Fields Physics
Institutions University of Giessen
University of Würzburg
University of Munich
RWTH Aachen
Columbia University
Alma mater University of Göttingen
University of Berlin
Doctoral advisor Hermann von Helmholtz
Doctoral students Karl Hartmann
Gabriel Holtsmark
Eduard Rüchardt
Known for Blackbody radiation
Wien's displacement law
Notable awards Nobel Prize for Physics (1911)
Spouse Luise Mehler (1898)

Since we can produce all types of light by means of hot bodies, we can ascribe, to the radiation in thermal equilibrium with hot bodies, the temperature of these bodies, and thus every radiation, even that issuing from a phosphorescent body, has a certain temperature for every colour.
Wilhelm Wien
According to the kinetic theory of gases, the mean kinetic energy of a molecule is a measure of absolute temperature.
Wilhelm Wien
As soon as we step beyond the established boundaries of pure thermodynamic theory, we enter a trackless region confronting us with obstacles which even the most astute of us are almost at a loss to tackle.
Wilhelm Wien
If, as is the custom, I speak mainly about my own researches, I must say that I was fortunate in finding that not everything had yet been gleaned in the field of general thermodynamic radiation theory.
Wilhelm Wien
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