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Georg von Békésy Ph.D. [Physics]

Georg von Békésy Ph.D. [Physics]

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1961

Physicist, Communication engineer. Psychophysiology of hearing. Physical mechanism of stimulation within cochlea, a frequency analyzer. Accidental selection of science field. Technically skillful, elegant experimental design. He nuisance to autopsy room, mechanical workshops.

"Found inner ear beautiful under stereoscopic microscope. It was pleasure of beauty that made me stick to ear."

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Georg von Békésy Biographical memoir by Floyd Ratliff, National Academies Press, biography 14 pages; 27 pages total

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Drawing by Newton Llorente

Name: Georg von Békésy
Birth: 3 June 1899, Budapest, Hungary
Death: 13 June 1972, Honolulu, HI, USA
Institution: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
Award: "for his discoveries of the physical mechanism of stimulation within the cochlea"
Subject: audiology, otolaryngology
Portion of Cash: 1/1
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Baccalaureate: Chemistry at Berne, Switzerland, 1916
Ph.D.: Physics at University of Budepest, 1923