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Ernst Karl Abbe
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Born (1840-01-23)23 January 1840
Died 14 January 1905(1905-01-14) (aged 64)
Nationality German
Alma mater University of Göttingen
University of Jena
Known for Abbe refractometer
Abbe number
Scientific career
Fields Physicist
Institutions University of Jena
Doctoral advisor Wilhelm Eduard Weber
Karl Snell
Doctoral students Heinrich Friedrich Weber
Other notable students Gottlob Frege

Ernst Karl Abbe HonFRMS (23 January 1840 – 14 January 1905) was a German physicist, optical scientist, entrepreneur, and social reformer. Together with Otto Schott and Carl Zeiss, he developed numerous optical instruments. He was also a co-owner of Carl Zeiss AG, a German manufacturer of scientific microscopes, astronomical telescopes, planetariums, and other advanced optical systems.

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