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Jean Bernard Leon Foucault
Jean Bernard Leon Foucault was a very instrumental scientist in
history. Born on the 18th. of September 1819, in Paris. Foucault was
born into a fairly wealthy family. As he grew up his father urged him
to pursue a career in medicine. Foucault agreed, and began his medical
studies. He soon became bored, and then turned his attention to
studying physics. In 1845 he became the scientific editor of The Journal
des De’bats. His experiments began in the same period. In 1855 he
became the physicist at the local observatory.
Foucault, like many of the great thinkers of his time, was a
specialist in multiple fields. Foucault was very interested in science
dealing with mirrors. He personally invented the gyroscope. He
pioneered a better method to silver astronomical mirrors. He also
developed the Foucault knife experiment to test whetted mirrors. He
was interested in the mechanics of li...
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