(Talented Physicist and Inventor Ferdinand Stark (1900 – 1930))
Abstract: This paper introduces new details about the life and work of Ferdinand Stark (1900 – 1930), a talented Jewish physicist and inventor from Ružomberok. Presented information corrects and adds the information that has been published about him so far. The information concerns Stark’s high school studies in Ružomberok, his university studies in Budapest, Brno, and Prague, where he earned his doctorate degree in physics. The article further deals with Stark’s work in Berlin, his publications and patents, the death of his parents, and inheritance records. The content of his book and two scholarly articles co-authored with Otto Blüh, information on the reviewers of his dissertation, on the co-authors of publications and patents, on the company he sold his patents through, and on the impact of his work is also discussed. All this information makes it possible to better emphasize Stark’s importance for the regional history of Ružomberok.
Author: VOLEK Peter
Publication order reference: Katolícka univerzita v Ružomberku, Katedra filozofie, Hrabovská 1B, 034 01 Ružomberok, Slovak Republic, mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Studia Historica Nitriensia, year: 2020, vol.: 24, number: 2, pages: 516-532
Key words: FERDINAND STARK; ALBERT EINSTEIN; TOBIS TONBILD-SYNDIKAT AG; HEINRICH J. KÜCHENMEISTER; FRANZ EHRENHAFT, OTTO BLÜH;