George Ohm is founder of the concept known as Ohm’s law. Explore this biography to get details about his life and works.

# Georg Ohm

Also Listed In: Mathematicians, Physicists

Famous as: Physicist & Mathematician

Nationality: German

Born on: 16 March 1789 AD Famous 16th March Birthdays

Zodiac Sign: Pisces Famous Pisceans

Born in: Erlangen, Brandenburg-Bayreuth

Died on: 06 July 1854 AD

place of death: Munich, Kingdom of Bavaria

father: Johann Wolfgang Ohm

mother: Maria Elizabeth Beck

siblings: Georg Simon, Martin, Elizabeth Barbara

Married: No

education: Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg

Works & Achievements: Ohm's law, Ohm's phase law, Ohm's acoustic law

awards: 1841 - Copley Medal

A German physicist and mathematician, Georg Simon Ohm is best remembered for his formulation of Ohm's Law, which defines the relationship between electrical resistance, electric force and electric current. This was an important discovery made in the field of science as it symbolized the true beginning of electrical circuit analysis. What is interesting to note is that Ohm wasn't the only scientist who was trying to develop this relationship. There were many other researchers, prior to Ohm, who tried to establish the relationship but failed. Ohm, with his philosophical arguments and physical reality of experiments proved his hypothesis. Just like other scientists, his idea too was rejected but Ohm was not the one to be disheartened. His strong will power backed his research which later was not only accepted but made a law in physics. To know more about this ingenious scientist, browse through the following lines.

**Childhood & Early Life**

**Career in Teaching**

**His Research**

*Die galvanische Kette, mathematisch bearbeitet*, wherein he gave a detailed explanation on the theory of electricity. What is interesting to note in the book is that Ohm, instead of jumping directly onto the subject, gave a mathematical background necessary for an understanding of the rest of the work. This was essential, for even the most learned and educated German physicist, required such an introduction as the approach to physics in the book was a non-mathematical one, a phenomenon unheard of in those days. According to Ohm’s theory, communication of electricity occurred between “contiguous particles”. In addition to this, the paper also illustrated the difference in the scientific approach of Ohm from that of Fourier and Navier.

**Later Years**

**Death & Legacy**

GEORG OHM TIMELINE

Georg Simon Ohm was born

Was enrolled in Erlangen Gymnasium

Took aadmission in the University of Erlangen

Was sent to Switzerland; Took up a post as a mathematics teacher in a school in Gottstadt bei Nydau

Became a private tutor in NeuchÃ¢tel

Returned to the University of Erlangen; Received his PhD degree from the University of Erlangen

Took up the position of a teacher in mathematics and physics in Bamberg

Offered a position of a teacher in mathematics and physics at the Jesuit Gymnasium of Cologne.

Submitted his first paper

Presented two more papers; Was given a year off by the Jesuit Gymnasium of Cologne

Published his famous book, Die galvanische Kette; Resumed work in the Jesuit Gymnasium of Cologne

Resigned his position

Ohm accepted the position of a professor at the Nuremburg

Received the Copley Medal award by the Royal Society

Appointed as the foreign member of the Royal Society

Became a full member of the Bavarian Academy.

Took up a post in Munich as a curator of the Bavarian Academy's physics cabinet

Offered the chair of physics at the University of Munich

Georg Simon Ohm breathed his last

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