Walter Ritz

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Walter Ritz
Walter Ritz
Born (1878-02-22)February 22, 1878
Died (1909-07-07)July 7, 1909
Residence Switzerland
Nationality Swiss
Known for Relativity
Scientific career
Fields Theoretical Physicist

His father, Raphael Ritz, a native of Valais, was a well-known landscape and interior scenes artist. His mother was the daughter of the engineer Noerdlinger of T?bingen. Ritz studied in Zurich and G?ttingen. He is most famous for his work with Johannes Rydberg on the Rydberg-Ritz formula. Ritz is also known for the variational method named after him, the Ritz method. Ritz died in 1909, at the age of 31. According to Forman's Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Ritz contracted tuberculosis in 1900, which led to his death in 1909. According to Ritz's collected works (OEuvres) the disease was pleurisy.