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[gahy-ger] /ˈgaɪ gər/

[hahns] /hɑns/ (Show IPA), 1882–1947, German physicist.
Hans (hans). 1882–1945, German physicist: developed the Geiger counter
German physicist who was a pioneer in nuclear physics. He invented numerous instruments and techniques used to detect charged particles, including the Geiger counter (1908).


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