After studying engineering for one year, Felix Bloch changes his subject to physics. During the time at the Federal Institute of Technology he also attends courses about the new wave mechanics at the University of Zurich, especially those given by Erwin Schrödinger. Because of that Felix Bloch becomes interested in theoretical physics. He graduates in 1927 and continues his studies at the University of Leipzig with Werner Heisenberg. With a thesis about quantum mechanics of electrons in crystals he gains his PhD in summer of 1928.

Felix Bloch discovers the nuclear magnetic resonance, which is applied to represent the composition and structure of solids and liquids and chemical compounds in 1946.

Felix Bloch is born to his Jewish parents Gustav and Agnes Bloch (née Mayer) in Zurich, Switzerland.

Felix Bloch is awarded the 1952 Nobel Prize in Physics together with Edward Mills Purcell for their development of new methods for nuclear magnetic precision measurements and discoveries in connection therewith.

Felix Bloch and the physicist Lore Misch get married. They have three sons and one daughter.

Felix Bloch continues his studies all over Europe and with meaningful scientists: Wolfgang Pauli in Zurich, Niels Bohr in Copenhagen, Enrico Fermi in Rome and Werner Heisenberg in Leipzig.

After his retirement Felix Bloch and his wife return to Zurich, where he dies on 10. September 1983.

After Hitler came to power, Felix Bloch leaves Germany and returns to Switzerland in spring of 1933. He then emigrates to the United States, where he starts to work as a teacher in physics at Stanford University in 1934. Felix Bloch becomes the first professor for theoretical physics at Stanford.

Felix Bloch and his colleague Louis W. Alvarez discover a direct proof for the magnetic moment of the free neutrons in 1934. This leads to a collaboration with Alvarez at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1939, in which they determine the magnetic moment of the neutron.

Felix Bloch visits the grammar school of the Canton of Zurich and passes his exams in fall of 1924.

Felix Bloch attends the public primary school.

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