Who was Josef Von Fraunhofer??

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Who was Josef Von Fraunhofer??
« on: 14/01/2008 01:37:41 »
What warm words of wisdom did he bring to us?

"Life is not measured by the number of Breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

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Who was Josef Von Fraunhofer??
« Reply #1 on: 26/02/2008 14:29:48 »
Joseph von Fraunhofer
----Optician, born at Straubing, Bavaria, 6 March, 1787; died 7 June, 1826.

-Joseph acquired a grinding-machine and tried to earn a living at his trade and also as an engraver on metal.

-The work of this self-taught mathematical and practical optician was chiefly in developing improved methods of preparing optical glass, of grinding and polishing lenses, and of testing them. His success deprived England of its supremacy in the optical field.

-He invented the necessary machines, constructed a spherometer, and developed the moving and measuring devices used in astronomical telescopes, such as the screw micrometer and the heliometer.