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3 July 1849
Nancy, French Second Republic
|Died||24 November 1930 (81)|
Nancy, French Third Republic
|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.
- Blondlot, R.; Garcin, J. (1905) (in English), 'N' Rays: a Collection of Papers Communicated to the Academy of Sciences, with Additional Notes and Instructions for the Construction of Phosphorescent Screens, London: Longmans, Green, and Co., https://archive.org/details/nrayscollectiono00blonrich