Friday, 30 August 2013

Léon Foucault

Jean Bernard Léon Foucault  also known as Léon Foucault was a French physicist best known for the invention of the Foucault pendulum, a device demonstrating the effect of the Earth's rotation. He also made an early measurement of the speed of light, discovered eddy currents, and although he did not invent it, is credited with naming the gyroscope.

Born: 18th September, 1819 
Died: 11th February, 1868

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