As the only laureate, who works after the awarding as a scientist in the GDR, Gustav Hertz dies in Berlin on 30. October in 1975.
Gustav Hertz is Professor for Physics at the Martin-Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg.
In 1943 Charlotte Jollasse and Gustav Hertz get married.
In 1914 Gustav Hertz is drawn into the war, where he comes as a officer to the special unit for gas warfare. In July 1915 he's wounded by a gas attack on Russian troops, cause the wind turns and the gas flows back to the Germans. So Gustav Hertz stays a few months in a military hospital and is finally discharged from the army.
Returning to the GDR Gustav Hertz becomes professor of Physics at the Karl-Marx-University of Leipzig. Since 1955 he serves as the chair of the Scientific Council for peaceful application of atomic energy at the Council of Ministers of East Germany. He retires in 1961.
In 1928 Gustav Hertz returns to Berlin and holds the professorship and the directorship of the new constructed Physics Institute of the Technical University. There he develops a method of isotope separation by gaseous diffusion.
Gustav Ludwig Hertz is born in Hamburg to his parents Auguste (née Arning) and Gustav Theodor Hertz. His uncle is the famous physicist Heinrich Rudolf Hertz.
Returning to Berlin, Gustav Hertz habilitates and works as a private lecturer for Physics at the Berlin University.
Gustav Hertz becomes Heinrich Rubens assistant at the Physics Institute of Humboldt-University. In 1912/13 Gustav Hertz and James Franck, a teacher at the Institute, conceive experiments on electron collisions in gases, which are the basis of the later quantum and atom theory and are also known as the Franck-Hertz experiments.
From 1955 till 1967 Gustav Hertz is the president of the Physical Society of the GDR. During this time Hertz is awarded numerous prizes for his scientific research and he becomes author and editor of textbooks in nuclear physics.
In 1945 Gustav Hertz and other atom-specialists are carried to the Soviet Union by a special unit of the Red Army. Gustav Hertz becomes the head of the research laboratory Institute G. Among other things Gustav Hertz does researches for uranium enrichment.
Because of his Jewish ancestry Gustav Hertz is not allowed to examine students anymore. Because of that he vacates his teaching position. Instead, Hertz becomes the chairman of a research laboratory of Siemens, where he continues his work on isotope separation. This technology later proves to be important for the uranium bomb development.
Gustav Hertz visits the Johanneum School in Hamburg.
In 1906 Gustav Hertz starts studying physics at University of Göttingen. After visiting the University of Munich, he graduates at the Humboldt-University of Berlin under Heinrich Rubens in 1911.
From 1920 till 1925 Gustav Hertz is the head of the physics laboratory of the Philips Incandescent Lamp Factory in Eindhoven (now Philips Research), where he works on the physics of gas discharge.
Gustav Hertz and Ellen Dihlmann get married in 1919. The have two sons, Carl Hellmuth and Johannes. Both become physicists, too. Ellen Hertz dies in 1941.
In 1925 Gustav Hertz and James Franck share the Nobel Prize in Physics "for their discovery of the laws governing the impact of an electron upon an atom".