Arago, Dominique Francois Jean
Born: Feb 26, 1786 AD
Died: 1853 AD, at 67 years of age.
1786 - Born on February 26th in Estagel, Roussillon, France. French physicist who discovered the principle of the production of magnetism by rotation of a nonmagnetic conductor.
- His scientific achievements were mainly in the fields of astronomy, magnetism, and optics.
1803 - He entered the Polytechnic.
- Working with Augustin Fresnel, he discovered that two beams of light polarized in perpendicular directions do not interfere, leading to the transverse theory of light waves.
1804 - Became secretary to the Paris Observatory.
1811 - He invented the polariscope and later developed a polarimeter, which he used in several astronomical studies.
1830 - Became the chief director to the Paris Observatory.
- He took a prominent part in the July Revolution.
1848 - He was a member of the provisional government.
1853 - Died on October 2nd in Paris.
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