AKA Johannes Robert Rydberg
Birthplace: Hamstad, Sweden
Location of death: Lund, Sweden
Cause of death: unspecified
Race or Ethnicity: White
Executive summary: Rydberg constant
A student of spectroscopy, it was Rydberg who determined the mathematical relationship between lines on the spectrograph and the effective mass of the hydrogen atom. This turns out to be one of the most accurately known physical constants in nature.
University: BS, University of Lund (1875)
University: PhD Mathematics, University of Lund (1879)
Professor: University of Lund (1882-1919)
Author of books:
Recherches sur la constitution des spectres d'émission des éléments chimiques (1890, physics)
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