# Walther Nernst on stamps

Academy stamp, Germany 1950. Nobel stamp, Sweden 1980.

## Academy stamp, Germany 1950

Deutsche Demokratische Republik (German Democratic Republic).

250 Jahre Deutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin (250th anniversary of the
German Academy of Science, Berlin).

Day of issue: July 10, 1950; value: 20 Pfennig; size: 22 × 26 mm.

This is a series of 10 stamps, featuring Euler (1 Pf.), A. v. Humboldt (5 Pf.), Mommsen
(6 Pf.), W. v. Humboldt (8 Pf.), Helmholtz (10 Pf.), Planck (12 Pf.), J. Grimm (16 Pf.),
Nernst (20 Pf.), Leibniz (24 Pf.), Harnack (50 Pf.).

## Nobel stamp, Sweden 1980

Day of issue: November 18, 1980; value: 2 Kr.; design: Lennart Forsberg; engraver: Arne
Wallhorn; size: 31 × 27 mm.

Walther Nernst was awarded the 1920 Nobel Prize in
Chemistry.

The stamp shows a portrait of Walther Nernst together with a schematic of the Nernst Lamp which he invented in 1897 at the Göttingen
physicochemical institute (which he had founded in 1895). However, the Nobel Prize was
awarded "in recognition of his work in thermochemistry" (in particular his Heat Theorem, discovered in 1905).

The stamp of Walther Nernst was sold together with a stamp of Charles-Edouard
Guillaume (1920 Nobel
Prize in Physics) in the form of a little booklet
(design: Jan Magnusson) containing a total of 10 stamps.

First day cover with the complete set of stamps.

Walther Nernst homepage

Revised 2005-07-16