Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg was a German scientist, satirist and Anglophile. As a scientist, he was the first to hold a professorship explicitly dedicated to experimental physics in Germany. Today, he is remembered for his posthumously published notebooks, which he himself called Sudelb cher, a description modeled on the English bookkeeping term "waste books," and for his discovery of the strange treelike patterns now called Lichtenberg figures. Lichtenberg was the youngest of seventeen children of pastor Johann Conrad Lichtenberg. His father, ascending through the ranks of the church hierarchy, eventually became superintendent for Darmstadt. Unusually for a clergyman in those times, he seems to have possessed a fair amount of scientific knowledge. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg was educated at his parents' house until ten years of age, when he joined the Lateinschule in Darmstadtshow more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Ject Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135771698
  • 9786135771695