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Rudolf Ludwig Mössbauer

Mössbauer, Rudolf Ludwig (1929– ), German physicist. In 1961 he shared the Nobel Prize for physics for his discovery (1957) of the Mössbauer effect, a method of producing gamma rays. Among other applications, Mössbauer's work led to the verification of Albert Einstein's theory of relativity. Mössbauer taught physics briefly at the California Institute of Technology (1961) before returning to Munich to teach at its Technical University.

See also: Gamma rays.

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