Lissajous, Jules Antoine

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Lissajous, Jules Antoine Gender: M
born on 4 March 1822 at 18:00 (= 6:00 PM )
Place Versailles, France, 48n48, 2e08
Timezone LMT m2e08 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 13°38' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 06°18 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 16°50'

Jules Antoine Lissajous


French mathematician, after whom Lissajous figures are named. Among other innovations, Lissajous invented the Lissajous apparatus, a device that creates the figures that bear his name. In it, a beam of light is bounced off a mirror attached to a vibrating tuning fork, and then reflected off a second mirror attached to a perpendicularly oriented vibrating tuning fork (usually of a different pitch, creating a specific harmonic interval), onto a wall, resulting in a Lissajous figure. This led to the invention of other apparatus such as the harmonograph.

He died 24 June 1880.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Gauquelin vol 2


  • Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Lissajous figures)