Ernst Abbe

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Birthday
23, 1840
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jan 14, 1905 (64)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
23, 1840
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jan 14, 1905 (64)

About

Physicist who is often thought of as one of the fathers of modern optics. He had a hand in the development of several key instruments, such as the microscope and telescope.

Before Fame

He was born in Eisenach and earned his PhD from a university in Gottingen in March 1861.

Trivia

The crater on the Moon known as Abbe was named in his honor.

Family Life

He married Else Snell in 1871.

Associated With

He and Roy J. Glauber are both well-known physicists in the field of optics.