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Gullstrand, Allvar
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of History of Science and Ideas.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economic History, Science and Technology Studies Center.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3509-097X
2011 (English)In: Encyclopedia of Life Sciences, ISSN 1476-9506, E-ISSN 1476-9506Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Allvar Gullstrand (1862–1930) was a Swedish ophthalmologist and Nobel Prize laureate (1911), who worked out the mathematical basis of astigmatism, and used mathematical methods to solve a number of other complex problems in geometrical optics. Gullstrand presented his doctoral dissertation at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, but spent the majority of his career at Uppsala University, becoming professor of ophthalmology there in 1894. From 1914 to 1927 he held a personal professorship in physical and physiological optics freed from all teaching duties.

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Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, 2011.
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Allvar Gullstrand; astigmatism; optics; ophthalmology; mathematics; Nobel Prize; Uppsala University
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-290424DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0002809OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-290424DiVA: diva2:925152
Available from: 2016-04-29 Created: 2016-04-29 Last updated: 2016-04-29

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