Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen (1811-1899)


Bunsen, a German, was scientist, that was born in Gottingen, in March 31st 1811, and died in Heidelberg, in August 16th 1899.

Professor at the universities of Marburg, Breslau and Heidelberg, Bunsen performed a series of researches with rubidium and cesium through the spectroscopic analysis. His name is associated to several Physics instruments like the Bunsen-burner (used in laboratory for heating through gas combustion), Bunsen-effuser (determines gas density by velocity measurement of gas drain through a small hole) and grase-spot photometer (used to compare intensity of similar light sources).