Victor Francis Hess

Victor Franz Hess (24 Juin 1883 – 17 December 1964) wis an Austrick-American pheesicist, an Nobel laureate in pheesics, that discovered cosmic rays.[1]

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Victor Franz Hess
BornVictor Franz Hess
24 Juin 1883(1883-06-24)
Schloss Waldstein, Peggau, Austrick-Hungary
Dee'd17 December 1964(1964-12-17) (aged 81)
Mount Vernon, New York, USA
NaitionalityAustro-Hungarian, Austrick, Unitit States
Alma materVarsity o Graz
Kent forDiscovery o cosmic rays
Hauf-marrae(s)Marie Bertha Warner Breisky (m. 1920–1955)
Elizabeth M. Hoenke (m. 1955–1964) (1905-1973)
AwairdsNobel Prize in Pheesics (1936)
Scientific career
InstitutionsVarsity o Graz
Austrick Academy o Sciences
Varsity o Innsbruck
Fordham Varsity


  1. "Victor F. Hess, Physicist, Dies. Shared the Nobel Prize in 1936. Was Early Experimenter on Conductivity of Air. Taught at Fordham Till 1958". New York Times. 19 December 1964. Retrieved 30 September 2012. ... under his supervision, the United States Radium Corporation in New Jersey. ... Dr. Hess married Marie Bertha Warner Breisky in 1920; she died in 1955. ...