Alfred Perot

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Alfred Perot
Alfred Perot.jpg
Born (1863-11-03)3 November 1863
Metz, France
Died 28 November 1925(1925-11-28) (aged 62)
Known for Fabry–Pérot interferometer
Notable awards Janssen Medal (1912)
Rumford Medal (1918)

Jean-Baptiste Alfred Perot (3 November 1863 / Metz, France – 28 November 1925 / Paris, France) was a French physicist.

Together with his colleague Charles Fabry he developed the Fabry–Pérot interferometer.

The French Academy of Sciences awarded him the Janssen Medal for 1912.[1] The Royal Society awarded Fabry and Perot the Rumford medal in 1918.

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There is some confusion about the spelling of Perot's last name. Perot himself used the spelling Pérot in scientific publications, but according to the French civil registry, his family name was Perot, without accent.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Séance du 16 décembre". Le Moniteur scientifique du Doctor Quesneville: p. 135. February 1913. 
  2. ^ Métivier, Françoise (September–October 2006). "Jean-Baptiste Alfred Perot" (pdf). Photoniques (in French) (25). Retrieved 2007-10-02.  (inset "Pérot ou Perot?" on the second page. Translation: "In the previous issue...we wrote "Pérot", after the spelling that Alfred Perot himself used to sign his articles. Several readers pointed out to us that the "official" spelling — that is, the one used on the birth certificate — does not have an accent.")

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