Augustin Jean Fresnel

1788 - 1827

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Augustin Fresnel did important work on optics where he was one of the founders of the wave theory of light.
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List of References (10 books/articles)

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Honours awarded to Augustin Fresnel
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Fellow of the Royal Society1825
Lunar featuresPromontorium Fresnel and Rimae Fresnel
Paris street namesRue Fresnel (16th Arrondissement)
Commemorated on the Eiffel Tower


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