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Armand Hippolyte Louis Fizeau

Nature volume 54, pages 523524 | Download Citation



BY the death of M. Fizeau physical science has lost one who will rank high among those who have contributed to the scientific distinction of the nineteenth century. Every student of optics knows M. Fizeau's. beautiful experimental method of determining the velocity of light; but not so many are aware of the other remarkable researches by which he has partially answered some of the most difficult questions as to the relation of matter to ether, which are perplexing the best physical investigators of the time.

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