Armand Hippolyte Louis Fizeau papers 1870-1879


Armand Hippolyte Louis Fizeau papers 1870-1879

The papers consist of correspondence and printed matter of Armand Hippolyte Louis Fizeau relating to the solar system and astronomical research materials.

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Fizeau, H. (Hippolyte), 1819-1896 (person)

Armand Hippolyte Louis Fizeau was born on November 23, 1819, in Paris, France. He received his secondary school education at the Collège Stanislas with the intention of becoming a doctor. Illness forced Fizeau to discontinue classes and upon returning, he studied physics. Fizeau's early work included the improvement of the daguerreotype process. This allowed Fizeau and Léon Foucault to be the first to photograph the disk of the sun. Probably Fizeau's most significant contribution was the calcu...