Biography:Gustav Ising

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Gustaf Ising (or Gustav Ising in some publications), (19 February 1883 in Finja – 5 February 1960 in Danderyd), was a Swedish accelerator physicist and geophysicist.[1]


Ising earned his first academic degree (filosofie kandidat/Bachelor of Arts) at Uppsala University in 1903 and continued studying at Stockholm University[2] receiving his Ph.D. in 1919,[3] and receiving an honorary professor title in 1934.[4]

He is best known for the invention of the linear accelerator concept in 1924,Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag


  1. from the Swedish deadbook: Sveriges dödbok 1947-2003, CD-ROM v3.0. Sveriges Släktforskarförbund. 2005. 
  2. Rensfelt, K.-G.. "Preface". Proceedings of the European Particle Accelerator Conference 1998 (Stockholm). 
  3. Undersökningar rörande elektrometrar (en.: Investigations concerning electrometers) (Ph.D. thesis) (in Swedish). Stockholm College (Gleerup). 1919. p. 374.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  4. (in Swedish) Vem är det: Svensk biografisk handbok 1939. P A Norstedt & Söners Förlag. 1939. pp. 403. Ising was the original source. Read more.