John Tyndall , British physicist, c 1880s.

 
John Tyndall , British physicist, c 1880s.
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

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Portrait of John Tyndall (1820-1893) who made pioneering studies of heat, and the scattering of light by fine particles in the air and in liquids. This led to the discovery in 1859 of the Tyndall effect - a beam of light made visible by this scattering.

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