- Gus·tav Ro·bert [goo s-tahf roh-bert] /ˈgʊs tɑf ˈroʊ bɛrt/, 1824–87, German physicist.
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But Kirchhoff's claims are unaffected by these circumstances.Fragments of science, V. 1-2
Kirchhoff dated the 'later redaction' of the Odyssey between Ol.The Heroic Age
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Thus Foucault, in 1849, came to the verge of Kirchhoff's discovery.Six Lectures on Light
The slow assent of physicists to Kirchhoff's dictum now becomes intelligible.Popular scientific lectures
It was in 1859 that Kirchhoff and Bunsen first expounded to the world the true meaning of the dark lines in the solar spectrum.
- Gustav Robert (ˈɡʊstaf ˈroːbɛrt). 1824–87, German physicist. With Bunsen he developed the method of spectrum analysis that led to their discovery of caesium (1860) and rubidium (1861): also worked on electrical networks
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- German chemist who with Robert Bunsen discovered the elements cesium and rubidium. He also investigated the solar spectrum and researched electrical circuits and the flow of currents. His electromagnetic theory of diffraction is still the most commonly used in optics.
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