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Lissajous, Jules Antoine

Born: 1822 AD
Died: 1880 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: Mathematicians

1822 – Born on the 4th of March in France.

1841 – He entered the École Normale Supérieure.

       – He became professor of mathematics at the Lycée Saint-Louis.

1850 – He was awarded a doctorate for a thesis on vibrating bars using Chladni’s sand pattern method to determine nodal positions.

       – He was interested in waves and developed an optical method for studying vibrations. At first he studied waves produced by a tuning fork in contact with water.

1855 – He described a way of studying acoustic vibrations by reflecting a light beam from a mirror attached to a vibrating object onto a screen.

1873 – He was awarded the Lacaze Prize for his work on the optical observation of vibration.

1874 – Became rector of the Academy at Chambéry.

1875 – He was appointed rector of the Academy at Besançon.

1880 – Died on the 24th of June.