Wheatstone, Charles, Sir, 1802-1875

Alternative names
Birth 1802-02-06
Death 1875-10-19
English, French

Biographical notes:

Physicist. Fellow of the Royal Society.

From the description of Papers. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84865311

At 21 he began business in London as a musical instrument maker and carried out experiments on sound and optics. Professor of experimental physics at King's Colege, London 1834. F. R. S., 1836. He made many inventions and suggested the stereoscope and spectrum analysis. He collaborated with Sir William Fothergill Cooke in producing and improving electric telegraph instruments. He made important improvements in submarine telegraphy, dynamos and recording instruments. He was knighted in 1868.

From the description of Papers, 1825-1849. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79980157

English cleric William Buckland worked as a geologist and vertebrate paleontologist. The first Reader of Geology, University of Oxford (from 1819), Buckland is most noted as the scientific discoverer of dinosaurs.

From the guide to the William Buckland papers, 1817-1848, 1817-1848, (American Philosophical Society)

Professor of Physics, 1834-1875, King's College, London, and Fellow of the Royal Society.

From the description of Papers, 1832-1875. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78178359

British physicist known for his discovery of the stereoscopic effect in binocular vision.

From the description of Letter : London, to Hippolyte Fizeau, Paris, 1841 Aug. 11. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 84293212


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  • Fossils--Collection and preservation
  • Photography, Stereoscopic--Research
  • Physiological optics
  • Seismology--Research
  • Sound
  • Vision--Research--19th century
  • Electricity
  • Telegraph
  • Magnetism
  • Mineralogy
  • Analine (Dyes)--Research
  • Scientific apparatus and instruments
  • Photography
  • Seismology--Instruments
  • Photography, Stereoscopic
  • Glaciers--Scotland
  • Beyond Early America
  • Electromagnetism
  • Stereoscope
  • Arbitration and award
  • Daguerreotype


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