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Gabriel Jonas Lippman
Birth: Aug. 16, 1845
Death: Jul. 13, 1921

Nobel Prize Laureate Scientist. He is best remembered for his innovative method to obtain color photographs. Graduating in physics at the "Ecole Normal" in Paris, France after some years of research in Germany, he became a professor at the same university. Lippman studied the problems related to the polarization of the batteries and the determination of the "ohms", and foresaw the reversibility of the phenomenon of piezoelectricity of quartz, known as "Lippman effect". He was able to produce a photographic color image, using the wave interference with their own reflection in a mirror placed behind the mercury sensitive emulsion. On February 2, 1891 he communicated his discovery to the Academy of Sciences and in 1908 was awarded the Nobel Prize. His method was not a good commercial success because was superseded by the technique used by the Lumiere brothers. However, half a century later his discovery was the basis for the invention of holograms. Dr Lippmann died at sea on board the liner "France" returning from a mission in North America. (bio by: Lucy Caldarelli) 
 
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Cimetière de Notre Dame
Luxembourg
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
 
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Originally Created by: Lucy Caldarelli
Record added: Jan 23, 2013
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Gabriel Jonas Lippman
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