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Wheatstone, Charles (1802 - 1875), physicist, inventor

J. P. Ward

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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English physicist and photographic inventor. He began his career as a musical instrument maker and was professor of Experimental Physics at King’s College, London, by 1834. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1838 and was knighted in 1868. He is usually remembered for contributions to acoustics and electric telegraphy, but his interests also included optics and photography. From 1832 he established the principle of stereoscopy and constructed the first stereoscopes.

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