#5870 Overall Influence

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

German scientist, satirist

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Georg Christoph Lichtenberg was a German physicist, satirist, and Anglophile. As a scientist, he was the first to hold a professorship explicitly dedicated to experimental physics in Germany. He is remembered for his posthumously published notebooks, which he himself called sudelbücher, a description modelled on the English bookkeeping term "waste books" or "scrapbooks", and for his discovery of tree-like electrical discharge patterns now called Lichtenberg figures.

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University of Göttingen

University in the city of Göttingen, Germany

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#834 World Rank
Physics
#1562 World Rank
Philosophy
#3349 World Rank
Mathematics
#3370 World Rank
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