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David Brewster
Sir David Brewster KH PRSE FRS FSA Scot FSSA MICE is an English scientist, inventor, author and academic administrator. In science, he is best known for his experimental work in physical optics, primarily interested in the study of the polarization of light and including the discovery of the Brewster angle. He studied the birefringence of compressed crystals and discovered photoelasticity, thus creating the field of optical mineralogy. For this work, William Whewell has nicknamed him "the father of modern experimental optics" and "Johannes Kepler of optics". A pioneer in photography, Brewster invented the innovative stereoscopic telescope, which he called the "lenticular stereoscope" and became the first portable 3D viewing device. He also invented binocular cameras, two types of polarizers, polygonal lenses, floodlights, and kaleidoscope.
Born11 December 1781, Canongate, Jedburgh, Roxburghshire
DiedFebruary 10, 1868, Allerly House, Gattonside, Roxburghshire
CitizenshipGreat Britain
FieldsPhysics, mathematics, astronomy
Alma materUniversity of Edinburgh
Known forPhysical optics, Brewster's angle, photoelasticity, stereoscope, kaleidoscope
InfluencesIsaac Newton, Étienne-Louis Malus
InfluencedJames David Forbes
Notable awardsCopley Medal (1815), Rumford Medal (1818), Keith Prize (1827–9, 1829–31), Royal Medal (1830)

About David Brewster

Physicist David Brewster was born in Scotland on December 11, 1781. He dies at the age of 86, on February 10, 1868.

Pioneering physicist known for his contributions to the realm of optics. He was a prolific inventor, with major inventions including the kaleidoscope and binocular camera.

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David Brewster before becoming famous

David Brewster was born in the Zodiac sign Sagittarius (The Centaur/Archer), and 1781 is also the year of Ox (牛) in the Chinese Zodiac.

He was a Christian clergyman who preached only once from the pulpit.

Achievement of David Brewster

He was one of the most well-known contributors to the Encyclopaedia Britannica.

David Brewster's Family, Spouse, Dating and Relationship

He has five children, including a girl and four sons, from his two marriages.

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He was a vociferous adversary of Biologist Charles Darwin and the idea of evolution because of his Christian views.

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