Ohm, Georg Simon (1787-1854), a German physicist. He discovered the relationship between voltage, current, and resistance in an electric circuit. The unit of electrical resistance (the ohm) was named for him after his death. Ohm was born in Erlangen and attended the university there. He taught at several schools before becoming professor of physics at the University of Munich in 1849.
One was a celebrated author, the other a famed physicist. What the two shared was a public exposure of their religious beliefs. Big E had an on-again, off-again relationship with God, while C.S. was an avowed atheist during his early years.
He was born exactly 300 years after Galileo died. He has yet to be awarded a Nobel Prize, although he was awarded a guest spot on “The Simpsons.” What else do you know (or not know) about this acclaimed physicist?