Josef von Fraunhofer

(1787—1826) German optician and pioneer in spectroscopy

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(1787–1826) German physicist,

who trained as an optician. In 1814 he observed dark lines in the spectrum of the sun (see Fraunhofer lines). He also studied Fraunhofer diffraction.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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