Mauguin, Charles Victor

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Mauguin, Charles Victor Gender: M
born on 19 September 1878 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Provins, France, 48n33, 3e18
Timezone LMT m3e18 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Lescaut
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 26°03' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 18°53 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 06°37'


French professor of mineralogy and the inventor (with Carl Hermann) of an international standard notation for crystallographic groups known as the Hermann–Mauguin notation or International notation.

Mauguin was the first to notice that when he sandwiched the semi-solid liquid crystals between two aligned polarizers, he could twist them in relation to each other, but the light continued to be transmitted. This phenomenon is called Mauguin regime (waveguide regime) in twisted nematic effect.

He died on 25 April 1958, aged 79, in Villejuif.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Lescaut.


  • Vocation : Science : Geology (Mineralogist)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Hermann–Mauguin notation")