Austrian-born physicist who was a joint recipient, with Carl D. Anderson
of the United States, of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1936 for his
discovery of cosmic rays--high-energy radiation originating in outer
Hess taught and conducted research at the universities of Vienna (1910-20),
Graz (1920-31), and Innsbruck (1931-37). He left Austria in 1937 to
escape the Nazis and settled in the United States, where he taught at
Fordham University in New York City until 1956.
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