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Milano   12/4/2000 - 16/4/2000

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Split light, the discovery of the Zeeman effect



  1. Original Title: Gesplen Licht, de ontdekking van het Zeeman effekt
  2. Director: Anne Kox e Bob van Gijzel
  3. Photography: Edo Kuipers
  4. Production: Audiovisuel Centre, University of Amsterdam
  5. Netherlands
  6. 16 min.
  7. 1997

According to thorough researches among documents, instruments and experiments the trace the story of the collaboration between a great theoretical physicist, Hendrik Anton Lorentz, and a master in experimentation physicist, Pieter Zeeman, that lead the discovery the spectral lines splitting due to the interaction between magnetism and light, then called “Zeeman effect”.
In 1902, exactly a century ago, Zeeman and his colleague Lorentz won the Nobel Prize in Physics for this discovery.

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