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Ernst Chladni
Ernst Chladni
Born 30 November 1756 (1756-11-30)
Wittenberg, Saxony
(now Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany)
Died 3 April 1827 (1827-04-04) (aged 70)
Nationality German
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Scientific career
Fields Physics

Ernst Florens Friedrich Chladni ( 30 November 1756 – 3 April 1827) was a German physicist and musician. His most important work, for which he is sometimes labeled as the father of acoustics, included research on vibrating plates and the calculation of the speed of sound for different gases. He also undertook pioneering work in the study of meteorites and is regarded by some as the father of meteoritics.

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