Hendrik Antoon Lоrеntz (18 Julу 1853 – 4 February 1928) wаѕ a Dutch рhуѕiсiѕt.

He shared thе 1902 Nоbеl Prizе in Physics with Piеtеr Zееmаn fоr the diѕсоvеrу and thеоrеt...

I cannot but regard the ether, which can be the seat of an electromagnetic field with its energy and its vibrations, as endowed with a certain degree of substantiality, however different it may be from all ordinary matter. Hendrik Lorentz

I cannot but regard the ether, which can be the seat of an electromagnetic field with its energy and its vibrations, as endowed with a certain degree of substantiality, however different it may be from all ordinary matter.

The term relativity refers to time and space. According to Galileo and Newton, time and space were absolute entities, and the moving systems of the universe were dependent on this absolute time and space. Hendrik Lorentz

The term relativity refers to time and space. According to Galileo and Newton, time and space were absolute entities, and the moving systems of the universe were dependent on this absolute time and space.

It is comprehensible that a person could not have arrived at such a far-reaching change of view by continuing to follow the old beaten paths, but only by introducing some sort of new idea. Hendrik Lorentz

It is comprehensible that a person could not have arrived at such a far-reaching change of view by continuing to follow the old beaten paths, but only by introducing some sort of new idea.

Einstein's work is to make physics more philosophical (in a good sense). Hendrik Lorentz

Einstein's work is to make physics more philosophical (in a good sense).

Let there be in every material particle several material points charged with electricity, of which, however, only one be movable, and have the charge e and the mass μ. Hendrik Lorentz

Let there be in every material particle several material points charged with electricity, of which, however, only one be movable, and have the charge e and the mass μ.

The resulting formulas sufficed for all motions of a slow nature; it was found, however, that they would not conform to the rapid motions apparent in electrodynamics. Hendrik Lorentz

The resulting formulas sufficed for all motions of a slow nature; it was found, however, that they would not conform to the rapid motions apparent in electrodynamics.

Non-Euclidean geometry is a study of which the primary motive was logical and philosophical. Hendrik Lorentz

Non-Euclidean geometry is a study of which the primary motive was logical and philosophical.

The whole Galileo-Newton system thus sank to the level of a first approximation, becoming progressively less exact as the velocities concerned approached that of light. Hendrik Lorentz

The whole Galileo-Newton system thus sank to the level of a first approximation, becoming progressively less exact as the velocities concerned approached that of light.

While now we know that time and space are not the vessel for the universe, but could not exist at all if there were no contents, namely, no sun, earth and other celestial bodies. Hendrik Lorentz

While now we know that time and space are not the vessel for the universe, but could not exist at all if there were no contents, namely, no sun, earth and other celestial bodies.

Briefly, it discards absolute time and space and makes them in every instance relative to moving systems. Hendrik Lorentz

Briefly, it discards absolute time and space and makes them in every instance relative to moving systems.

The Newtonian theory can no longer be regarded as absolutely correct in all cases. Hendrik Lorentz

The Newtonian theory can no longer be regarded as absolutely correct in all cases.

On this conception was built the science of mechanics. Hendrik Lorentz

On this conception was built the science of mechanics.