- Her·mann Lud·wig Fer·di·nand von [her-mahn loot-vik fer-di-nahnt fuh n] /ˈhɛr mɑn ˈlut vɪk ˈfɛr dɪˌnɑnt fən/, 1821–94, German physiologist and physicist.
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Each Helmholtz of the future will give rise to a thousand Edisons.The Call of the Twentieth Century
David Starr Jordan
Helmholtz considers that one-tenth of a second is demanded for this purpose.
Mayer first, and Helmholtz and Thomson afterwards, have calculated its amount.
Schwann's investigations were corroborated, in 1843, by Helmholtz.An Epitome of the History of Medicine
Helmholtz is a representative of the former theory, and Preyer of the latter.The Wonders of Life
- Baron Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von (ˈhɛrman ˈluːtvɪç ˈfɛrdinant fɔn). 1821–94, German physiologist, physicist, and mathematician: helped to found the theory of the conservation of energy; invented the ophthalmoscope (1850); and investigated the mechanics of sight and sound
- German physicist and physiologist who was a founder of the law of conservation of energy. Helmholtz did pioneering research on vision and invented an instrument for examining the interior of the eye in 1851.