Van den Broek Antonius( Dutch physicist)
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Antonius Van den Broek (Van den Broek)
(04.05. 1870 - 25.10. 1926)
Antonius van den Broek - Dutch physicist, member of the Netherlands Academy of Sciences (since 1923). He was born in Zoetermeer. In 1889 -1895 he. studied at Leiden and Paris Universities. In 1895 he received a Doctor of Law of Leiden University. Until 1903 the practice of law, then moved his interests in science. In 1907 his first paper on physics.
Major works related to the study of the structure of atomic nuclei, the isotopy. In 1913, he put forward the hypothesis that the charge of the nucleus of an atom is numerically equal to the ordinal number of the corresponding element in the periodic. Subsequently, this hypothesis is brilliantly justified. At that time, Van den Broek was proposed proton-electron model of the atomic nucleus.