René Blondlot

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René Blondlot
Born Prosper-René Blondlot
3 July 1849(1849-07-03)
Nancy, French Second Republic
Died 24 November 1930 (81)
Nancy, French Third Republic
Nationality French
Known for First measurement of the speed of radio waves; N-rays.

Prosper-René Blondlot (July 3, 1849 - November 24, 1930) was a French physicist who attained notoriety in the early years of the 20th century for his claims to have discovered what he called the N-ray (Rayon-N, the "N" for Nancy-Université), a form of radiation he proposed to be cause of changes in the luminosity of certain bodies, a discovery that was later discredited by Robert W. Wood.

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