|Pierre Victor Auger|
Pierre Victor Auger
|Born||May 14, 1899|
|Died||December 25, 1993|
Pierre Victor Auger (May 14, 1899 – December 25, 1993) was a French physicist, born in Paris. Events 1264 - Battle of Lewes: Henry III of England is captured in France making Simon de Montfort the Year 1899 ( MDCCCXCIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city Events 274 - Roman Emperor Aurelian Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Physics (Greek Physis - φύσις in everyday terms is the Science of Matter and its motion. Events 1264 - Battle of Lewes: Henry III of England is captured in France making Simon de Montfort the Year 1899 ( MDCCCXCIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Events 274 - Roman Emperor Aurelian Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) A physicist is a Scientist who studies or practices Physics. Physicists study a wide range of physical phenomena in many branches of physics spanning Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city He worked in the fields of atomic physics, nuclear physics and cosmic ray physics. Atomic physics (or atom physics) is the field of Physics that studies atoms as an isolated system of Electrons and an atomic nucleus. Nuclear physics is the field of Physics that studies the building blocks and interactions of Atomic nuclei. For the 1962 Bruce Conner film see Cosmic Ray (film Cosmic rays are energetic particles originating from space that impinge on
The Auger process where Auger electrons are emitted from atoms was named after him, despite the fact that Lise Meitner discovered the process a few years before in 1923. The Auger effect (ˈɔːʒɚ or Oh' jeh is a phenomenon in Physics in which the emission of an Electron from an Atom causes the emission of a second History See also Atomic theory, Atomism The concept that matter is composed of discrete units and cannot be divided into arbitrarily tiny Lise Meitner (7 or 17 November 1878 &ndash 27 October 1968 was an Austrian born later Swedish physicist who studied Radioactivity and
In his work with cosmic rays, he found that the cosmic radiation events were coincident in time meaning that they were associated with a single event, an air shower. An air shower is an extensive (many kilometres wide cascade of ionized particles and Electromagnetic radiation produced in the atmosphere when a primary He estimated that the energy of the incoming particle that creates large air showers must be at least 1015 electronvolts (eV) = 106 particles of 108 eV (critical energy in air) and a factor of ten for energy loss from traversing the atmosphere (Auger et al. , 1939).
The world's largest cosmic ray detector, the Pierre Auger Observatory, is named after him. Pierre Auger Observatory is an international Cosmic ray observatory designed to detect ultra high energy cosmic rays -- Ultra-high-energy particles These are sub-atomic