Arthur Korn (May 20, 1870 – December 21, 1945) was involved in the development of the fax machine, specifically for the purpose of transmitting photographs, as well as being involved in early attempts to develop a practical mechanical television system.
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- Facsimile and Telecommunication Inventions and Experiments
- Korn’s Writings and Publications
- Further Resources on Arthur Korn
- More Resources on the History of Fax
Being of Jewish descent, he was dismissed from his post at the Berlin Institute of Technology in 1935 due to the rise of the Nazi Party. He left Germany in 1939 to move his family to the United States, becoming the chair in Physics and Mathematics a the Stevens Institute of Technology (Hoboken, New Jersey).
- Eine Theorie der Gravitation und der elektrischen Erscheinungen auf Grundlage der Hydrodynamik (2nd ed., 1896)
- Ueber Molecular-Funktion (1897)
- Lehrbuch der Potentialtheorie (Berlin, 1899–1901)
- Freie und erzwungene Schwingungen (1910)
- Handbuch der Phototelegraphie (1911)
- Bildrundfunk with Eugen Nesper (1926)
- October 17 – Today in History – First Photoelectric Fax Transmission
- Yahoo Answers – Who Invented the Fax Machine?
- Arthur Korn Biography on Wikisource
- Sending Photographs by Telegraph – New York Times Archive