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His dissertation advisor was the mathematician Ferdinand von Lindemann and he also benefited from classes with mathematicians Adolf Hurwitz and David Hilbert and physicist Emil Wiechert. He completed his obligatory military service in Septemberand for the next eight years continued voluntary eight-week military service.
With his turned up moustache, his physical build, his Prussian bearing, and the fencing scar on his face, he gave the impression of being a colonel in the hussars.
The first two volumes were on theory, and the latter two were on applications in geophysics, astronomy, and technology.
This appointment provided enough income to eventually marry Johanna.
At Aachen, he developed the theory of hydrodynamicswhich would retain his interest for a long time. Over his 32 years of teaching at Munich, Sommerfeld taught general and specialized courses, as well as holding seminars and colloquia. There was also a two-hour weekly presentation for the discussion of problems.
The specialized courses were of topical interest and based on Sommerfeld's research interests; material from these courses appeared later in the scientific literature publications of Sommerfeld. The objective of these special lectures was to grapple with current issues in theoretical physics and for Sommerfeld and the students to garner a systematic comprehension of the issue, independent of whether or not they were successful in solving the problem posed by the current issue.
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Kemble William V. Morse  Howard Robertson and Wojciech Rubinowicz  went on to become famous in their own right. Max Born believed Sommerfeld's abilities included the "discovery and development of talents.
He invited collaboration from them, and their ideas often influenced his own views in physics. He entertained them in his home and met with them in cafes before and after seminars and colloquia. Sommerfeld owned an alpine ski hut to which students were often invited for discussions of physics as demanding as the sport.
His mathematical contributions to the theory helped its acceptance by the skeptics. He became one of the founders of quantum mechanics ; some of his contributions included co-discovery of the Sommerfeld—Wilson quantization rulesa generalization of Bohr's atomic modelintroduction of the Sommerfeld fine-structure constantco-discovery with Walther Kossel of the Sommerfeld—Kossel displacement law and publishing Atombau und Spektrallinienwhich became the "bible"  of atomic theory for the new generation of physicists who developed atomic and quantum physics.
Since any reputable scientist could have their article published without refereeing, time between submission and publication was very rapid — as fast as two weeks time. This greatly stimulated the scientific theoretical developments, especially that of quantum mechanics in Germany at that time, as this journal was the preferred publication vehicle for the new generation of quantum theorists with avant-garde views.
The new theory solved many of the problems predicting thermal properties the original model had and became known as the Drude—Sommerfeld model.
Sommerfeld was a great theoretician, and besides his invaluable contributions to the quantum theory, he worked in other fields of physics, such as the classical theory of electromagnetism.
For example, he proposed a solution to the problem of a radiating hertzian dipole over a conducting earth, which over the years led to many applications.
His Sommerfeld identity and Sommerfeld integrals are still to the present day the most common way to solve this kind of problem. Also, as a mark of the prowess of Sommerfeld's school of theoretical physics and the rise of theoretical physics in the early s, as ofnearly one-third of the ordinarius professors of theoretical physics in the German-speaking world were students of Sommerfeld.
The process was lengthy due to academic and political differences between the Munich Faculty's selection and that of both the Reichserziehungsministerium REM; Reich Education Ministry and the supporters of Deutsche Physik  which was anti-Semitic and had a bias against theoretical physicsespecially including quantum mechanics.
I would now be willing to see Germany disappear as a power and merge into a pacified Europe. Physik  28, ; 62, 95 ; 81, Address upon receipt of the Oersted Medal.
Books[ edit ] Sommerfeld, Arnold Arnold Sommerfeld, translated by Raymond J. This nearly page chapter was later published as a separate book: Elektronentheorie der Metalle Springer, Diederich sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Arnold Sommerfeld, edited by F.
Meixner, and translated by J.By TPII editor extraordinaire, Verena Hutter ~This is a continuation of our series on the Academic Cover Letter.~ After you’ve outlined your publications and .
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