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Armand Hippolyte Louis Fizeau papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1307

Scope and Contents

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

Dates

  • 1870-1879

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Yale University Medical Historical Library, 1980.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1307

Overview

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

Biographical / Historical

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 calculation of the speed of light using only terrestrial methods. He also calculated the velocity of electricity in wires. Fizeau died on September 18, 1896, in Venteuil, France.
Title
Preliminary Guide to the Armand Hippolyte Louis Fizeau Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Staff of Manuscripts and Archives
Date
February 2004
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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