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Fraunhofer

(German ˈfraunhoːfər)
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(Biography) Joseph von (ˈjoːzɛf fɔn). 1787–1826, German physicist and optician, who investigated spectra of the sun, planets, and fixed stars, and improved telescopes and other optical instruments
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During the annual conference of Germany's Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, held in Dresden, a Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize was awarded to three researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement (IPM) who were recognised for 'bringing digital holography out of the laboratory and into the production hall.
In 1814 Joseph von Fraunhofer discovered that, when viewed through a spectrograph, the spectrum of a hot gas was broken by dark lines.
Uwe Lommatzsch, received the Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize at almost the same time.