by Jonathan Keathley Victor Hess was born in Styria, Austria on June 24th, 1883. He conducted his undergraduate studies at the University of Graz, where he got his Bachelor’s in 1905 and his Ph.D. in physics in 1910. Hess went on to discover cosmic rays in 1912 by using enhanced ion detectors invented just three years earlier. During his experiments in 1912, Hess produced a series of 7 hydrogen balloon experiments to figure out if some of the high-energy particles […]Read more
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