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Mössbauer, Rudolf Ludwig (1929–)

Rudolf Mossbauer

Rudolf Mössbauer was a German physicist. His doctoral thesis, published in 1958, dealt with the emission of gamma radiation by radioactive nuclei within crystals. For this work, he shared the 1961 Nobel Prize in Physics with Robert Hofstadter. Mössbauer's discovery has been used to test Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity.