Augustin Jean Fresnel

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Noun1.Augustin Jean Fresnel - French physicist who invented polarized light and invented the Fresnel lens (1788-1827)
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Guda created the Big Bloom vase as homage to 18th-century French physician Augustin-Jean Fresnel, who invented a lens to enhance the brightness of lighthouse lanterns and contributed to naval navigation safety.
Dutch scientist Christiaan Huygens had proposed a model for light diffraction almost a century earlier, but it took the works of Fraunhofer, Thomas Young and Augustin-Jean Fresnel to reveal the importance of the wave model of light.