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Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz

(1821—1894) German physiologist and physicist

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World Encyclopedia

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He made contributions in acoustics and optics, expanding Thomas Young's three-colour theory of vision. His experiments on the

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Helmholtz, Hermann (31 Aug. 1821)   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopaedia of the Music of India

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He was a professor of anatomy and physiology in Bonn and, later, professor of physics at Berlin University. His research

Helmholtz, Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von

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Richard L. Gregory

The Oxford Companion to the Mind (2 ed.)

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(1821–94). German physiologist and physicist, born at Potsdam. He was the son of Ferdinand Helmholtz, a teacher of philology and philosophy in the gymnasium. His mother's maiden ... More
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Jens Jaeger

The Oxford Companion to the Photograph

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one of the towering figures of 19th‐century empirical science, including optics and human vision. In 1850, on the recommendation

Helmholtz, Herman Ludwig Ferdinand von

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The Oxford Companion to Medicine (3 ed.)

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(1821–94). German physiologist and physicist. Helmholtz was a student at the Friedrich-Wilhelms Institut in Berlin which required an undertaking to serve eight years as an army ... More
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A Dictionary of Scientists

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(1821–1894) German physiologist and theoretical physicist Born in Potsdam, Germany, Helmholtz studied medicine at the Friedrich Wilhelm Institute in Berlin and obtained his MD in ... More
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Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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(1821–1894), German physiologist and physicist, also known for his explanations of the scientific foundations of

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