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  Malus biography
Étienne Louis Malus's father was Louis Malus de Mitry and was Treasurer of France.
In 1811 Malus served, along with Lagrange, Legendre, Laplace and Haüy, on the committee to decide on who to award the prize to for the best work on the propagation of heat in solid bodies.
Malus received many honours for his work, in particular he was awarded a prize from the
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Malus became a member of the French academy of sciences in 1810.
His ground-breaking contribution in Optics was to define a measure (orientation angle) by which to characterize relations between a light source and a system of detectors.
In applying such basic measurements, Malus determined the reflectivity of various sets of surfaces, and the birefringence of various translucent media.
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