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Offline Peisander

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Spin Polarisation of Atoms & Elisabeth Bormann's research
« on: September 14, 2010, 07:26:06 PM »
Approximately in the early 1920s in Germany Miss Elisabeth Bormann was a very talented mathematician and assistant first to Dr Max Born and later to Prof Walther Gerlach.

I gather she may have come from Koneigsberg, which later became Kalaningrad under Soviet influence. During the War she may have changed her name to Adler. She may also have worked on the Nazi atomic project under Gerlach.

Does anybody here have any further biographical notes on her please under any of these names?

Is anyone aware of her fate after the war?   

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Re: Spin Polarisation of Atoms & Elisabeth Bormann's research
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2019, 05:19:47 AM »
In the Central Library of the University of Vienna there is a dossier of information about the life and work of Elizabeth Bormann. She was awarded her doctorate in 1918 at the University which had the title in German of, "Zur experimentellen Methodik der Zerfallsscchwankungen" (in English, "On the Experimental method of Decay Fluctuations"). After working with Max Born she joined the Siemens Schuckertwerke company at their laboratory in Charlottenburg near Berlin and remained with the company until her retirement. Dr.Bormann was a specialist in high voltage cable transmissions and in the German Federal Patient and Trademark Office there is much information about her patents. Dr. Bormann was born near Vienna but changed her nationality to German.
For more information about the work of Dr. Bormann please contact the Siemens Historial Institute at, Nonnendammallee 101, 13629 Berlin. The web sites of the German Federal Patent and Trademark Office is, www.dpma.de and that of Siemens, A.G. www.Siemens.com
There are references to Dr. Bormann in the Bundesarchive but a good knowledge of German is required to read them. The web site of the Bundersarchive is, www.bundrarchive.de


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Re: Spin Polarisation of Atoms & Elisabeth Bormann's research
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2019, 07:02:32 AM »
On the web site of the German Federal Republic´s Patent Office web site (www.dpma.de) in is possible to download in pdf format all the patents registered in the name of Dr. Elizabeth Bormann and others.

There is no record on the web site of the of the University of Koln which has the  academic records of the University of Konigsberg that an Elizabeth Adler was awarded a doctorate by the Albertina University of Koenigsberg. The web site links are as follows:

www.ub.uni-koeln.de/sammlungen/koenigsberg/index-ger.html.

Universitat-undstadtbibliothek Koln

Konisberger Dissertationen    (Alle digitalistsate    Erweiterte Such)

Only two records can be found using the name, "Adler" one from 1929 and the other from 1906 for an, "Adler Johannes."

The present university in the city of Karlingrad has no academic connection with the Albertina University of Koenigsberg much of whose installations were destroyed by the British Royal Air Force in 1944 and the Soviet Army prior to its conquest of the city. 

 

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Re: Spin Polarisation of Atoms & Elisabeth Bormann's research
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2019, 07:25:33 AM »
On the web site of the Electronic Research Archive for Mathematics (www.emis.de) There is no mention of an Elizabeth Adler. A number of Adlers are listed in the database,"Jahrbuch under die fortschritte der mathematik 1868 - 1942 but no Elizabeth Adler. Again in the database for the, "Zentralblatt.math (www.zbmath,org) a number of, "Adlers" are mentioned but no Elizabeth Alder.

Again, on the web site of the German National Bibliograghy (www.deutsche-biographie.de) there is no record of an Elizabeth Adler. Elizabeth Bormann´s bibliography can be read on the web site of, "Austrian Women" pages (381 and 382) The title of the bibliography in German is, "Lexikon Osterreichischer Frauen" which is published by Bohlau Verlag Ges.m.b.H & Co. Kg., Wiesingerstrase 1, A-1010 Wien (Vienna), Austria.

Again in the, "Bibliography of Uranium Isotope Separation" which is available in pdf format there is no record about an Elizabeth Adler.






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Re: Spin Polarisation of Atoms & Elisabeth Bormann's research
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2019, 05:51:23 AM »
The German Mathematical Society´s web site www.mathematik.de has an on-line search function and no record of an Adler, E. can be found in it today. The Society was founded in 1891. 

The German Mathematical Society address is, Mohrenstrasse 39, D-10117 Berlin, Germany.

On the Swiss web site for, "Arbeitsstelle Fur Kulturwissenschftliche Forschungen" ( in English, "Workplace for Cultural Studies" ) there are two searchable databases concerned with the Albertina University of Konigsberg. One, to do with students at the University and the other with academic awards.

The web site of the," Arbeitsstelle Fur Kulturwissenschftliche Forschungen is www.forschungen en-engi.ch.

The database for students at the University is titled, " Manfred Komorowski - Datenbank Konisberger Studenten von 1829 bis 1921."     No record of a student with the name, Adler, E. could be found on the database this morning.

Konigsberger Dissertationen    (Konigsberg Dissertations)

No record of a student with the name, Adler E. could be found on the databnase this morning. One entry was produced by the database for an, Adler, Georg Christen who in 1703 was awarded an academic title for his theological dissertation.








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