Guido Beck (August 29, 1903 – October 21, 1988) was a German physicist born in what is now the Czech Republic. He studied physics in Vienna and received his doctorate in 1925, under Hans Thirring. He worked in Leipzig in 1928 as an assistant to Werner Heisenberg. A combination of the troubled political climate of Europe in the 1930s, his own restlessness, and the Nazi persecutions in Germany, made the Jewish-born Beck a traveller. He had a profound impact in developing physics in South America.
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