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cathode. Stintzing indicates in a new publication that one can arrive at the goal that
I can’t quite believe it; but it should be tried in any case; it would be very
important for many other purposes as well, of course.
will be back here again in a few days.
Yours very sincerely,
199. To Wilhelm Westphal
Berlin, 20 January 1924
Dear Mr. Westphal,
Mr. Henderson was here to see
He does not try to hide his own talents, but
they still don’t shine. Now I have a request of you. I have been corresponding fre-
quently with a young locksmith in
who privately acquired consider-
able mathematical skills under difficult conditions and has the burning desire to at-
tend university. As he is completely without means, he is hoping to be accepted in
the miners’ hostel in Kiel. In his letter he now speaks of a full matriculation com-
mission supposedly in
from which he is hoping to obtain the right to en-
roll. As I don’t know anything about the existence of such a commission, I would
like to ask you please to give me the necessary details so that I can inform the man.
I have the impression that he deserves to get some backing.
Thanking you very much in advance, I am, with kind regards, yours,
Now I have the true cause of radiometer
Mr. Hettner had already con-
firmed the theory by a precise qualitative
this had already been pos-
but strangely enough rejected because of faulty reasoning.
*An irradiated S-shaped wire that is horizontally rotatable (in the paper’s plane),
rotates in the direction of the arrows