Henry Augustus Rowland

Physicist, Academic

1848 – 1901

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Who was Henry Augustus Rowland?

Henry Augustus Rowland was a U.S. physicist. Between 1899 and 1901 he served as the first president of the American Physical Society. He is remembered today particularly for the high quality of the diffraction gratings he made and for the work he did with them on the solar spectrum.

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Born
Nov 27, 1848
Honesdale
Also known as
  • Henry August Rowland
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Employment
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Died
Apr 16, 1901
Baltimore

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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