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Besides many contributions to observational astronomy, he attempted to detect the absolute motion of the solar system through the ether, using a variety of methods, both astronomical and experimental. However, his work was largely ignored by the scientific community.
Notes and references
- Astronomische Nachrichten, volume 284, p.47
- Martins, Roberto de Andrade. Searching for the Ether: Leopold Courvoiser’s Attempts to Measure the Absolute Velocity of the Solar System. Dio, 17, pp. 3-33, 2011.
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