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Hendrik Antoon 1853–1928
Dutch physicist who was one of the first to develop theories of the electron, for which he shared the 1902 Nobel Prize for physics with Pieter Zeeman. His ideas on the invariance of physical laws with respect to time and space paved the way for Albert Einstein's theory of Special Relativity.
Lorentz of Leiden, from considerations based on the Clausius-Mossotti theory of dielectrics.
It is found experimentally that the Lorenz and Lorentz function holds fairly well, and better than the Gladstone and Dale formula.
This is shown by the following observations of Riihlmann on water, the light used being the D line of the spectrum: Eykmann's observations also support the approximate constancy of the Lorenz-Lorentz formula over wide temperature differences, but in some cases the deviation exceeds the errors of observation.
The superiority of the Lorenz-Lorentz formula over the Gladstone and Dale formula for changes of state is shown by the following observations of Briihl (Zeit.