Gabriel Lippmann

August 16, 1845: In Bonnevoie, Luxembourg, Miriam Rose (Lévy) and Isaïe Lippman, the manager of the family glove-making business gave birth to Gabriel Lippman, French physicist who won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1908.  The prize was awarded specifically for Lippmann’s invention of the interference method of reproducing colors in photography.

A stamp honoring Lippmann was issued by the Office de la poste guinéenne (Guinea) in February 2002.

gabriel lippmann - nobel prize winner 1908

Another issue produced by Sweden’s postal authority, Posten in 1968 as part of a set of booklet stamps featuring 1908 Nobel Prize winners, honors both Gabriel Lippmann and German philosopher Rudolph Eucken.

lippmann eucken booklet stamp

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