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  Joseph-Antoine Plateau
Left an orphan at fourteen, Joseph Plateau became the ward of a maternal uncle, an advocate, who intended him to study law.
To this period belong almost all his famous researches on the statics of liquids freed from pressure, on surface tension, and on the properties of thin liquid plates.
Joseph Plateau would then dictate the notes and, later on, the text of the memoirs for publication.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/p/plateau,joseph-antoine.html   (545 words)

 Adventures in CyberSound: Plateau, Joseph Antoine Ferdinand
Joseph Plateau (Born: 14 Oct 1801 in Brussels, Belgium Died: 15 Sept 1883 in Ghent, Belgium) developed the 'Magic Disk' or Phenakistiscope in 1836.
Plateau was also facinated by the effect of the persistance of vision.
In 1831, Joseph Plateau and Simon Stampfer constructed a machine called a phenakistiscope which produced an illusion of movement by allowing a viewer to gaze at a rotating disk containing small windows behind which was another disk containing a sequence of images.
www.acmi.net.au /AIC/PLATEAU_BIO.html   (238 words)

 Plateau biography
Joseph Plateau's father was an artistic man with a great talent for painting flowers.
Plateau now was responsible for providing for his sisters and he took this responsibility seriously.
Plateau's first major contributions were related to the work of his doctorate on perceptions of colour by the human eye.
www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk /~history/Biographies/Plateau.html   (1299 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Joseph-Antoine Plateau
Félix Plateau, the naturalist, his son-in-law, Van der Mensbruyghe, the physicist (1835-1911), and some friends and colleagues in the University of
Joseph Plateau was a sincere Christian, faithful to all the duties of a pratical Catholic.
scientific work is that of Joseph Delsaulx, S.J., published under the title of "Les travaux scientifiques de Joseph Plateau" in the "Revue des questions scientifiques" (1st series, XV, 114-58, 518-77; XVI, 383-437).
www.newadvent.org /cathen/16067b.htm   (566 words)

 Plateau curve
The Plateau curve with parameter 1/a is equal to the Plateau curve with parameter a.
For a = 1/2, the Plateau curve degenerates to an ellipse, for a = - 1/2 to a hyperbola.
When the parameter 'a' is a negative rational number, the Plateau curve has the form of a number of hyperbolas.
www.2dcurves.com /trig/trigp.html   (188 words)

 Untitled Document
Joseph Antoine Ferdinand Plateau is born in Brussels on the 14th of October 1801.
Because Joseph is ill quite often, he spends a lot of time in the countryside, where he enjoys drawing and collecting butterflies.
From 1817 till 1822 Joseph Plateau is a pupil at the "Atheneum" school in Brussels.
www.mhsgent.ugent.be /eng-plat1.html   (217 words)

 JOSEPH ANTOINE FERDINA... - Online Information article about JOSEPH ANTOINE FERDINA...
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encyclopedia.jrank.org /PIG_POL/PLATEAU_JOSEPH_ANTOINE_FERDINAN.html   (488 words)

 PlanetMath: Plateau's Problem
The “Plateau's Problem” is the problem of finding the surface with minimal area among all surfaces wich have the same prescribed boundary.
As a matter of fact if you take a wire (which represents a closed curve in three-dimensional space) and dip it in a solution of soapy water, you obtain a soapy surface which has the wire as boundary.
This is version 7 of Plateau's Problem, born on 2003-05-16, modified 2005-06-06.
planetmath.org /encyclopedia/PlateausProblem.html   (249 words)

 Famous Belgians - Joseph Plateau
The rate of movement and the light pulses can be adjusted to match.
Plateau used a disk with radial slits that he turned while viewing a rotating wheel; when the rotational speed of the disk and the wheel matched exactly, the wheel appeared motionless.
Other pioneers employed rotating or vibrating mirrors to produce light pulses.
www.famousbelgians.net /plateau.htm   (259 words)

 The History of The Discovery of Cinematography - 1830 - 1849
Plateau constructs what he called a ‘Phenakistoscope’ (he later named it a Fantoscope [not to be confused with Robertson’s Phantoscope which has been written as Fantoscope]).
By 1832 Plateau was slowing going blind, the mistake of having looked at the sun for more than a second (suggested to have been 20 seconds), in 1829.
It was a negative on paper and is on display in the photography collection at The National Media Museum (formerly the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television), in Bradford, U.K. Daguerre is able to produce an image after exposing mercury vapor to a treated silver iodide plate.
www.precinemahistory.net /1830.htm   (3038 words)

In 1832, Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau and his sons introduced the phenakistoscope ("spindle viewer").
Plateau's inspiration had come primarily from the work of Michael Faraday and Peter Mark Roget (the compiler of Roget's Thesaurus).
Although this principle had been recognized by the Greek mathematician Euclid and later in experiments by Newton, it was not until 1829 that this principle became firmly established by Joseph Plateau.
courses.ncssm.edu /gallery/collections/toys/html/exhibit07.htm   (295 words)

 Mauritius Information, online booking on mauritius-seychelles.com
Joseph Conrad and Mark Twain both dropped by at different times.
Baudelaire visited for three weeks, and wrote of a port filled with masts and sails and air haunted by the scent of green tamarinds.
On the plateau it’s 19° C on average in August and 25° in February; it’s 5° higher on the coast.
www.mauritius-seychelles.com /mauritius-information.html   (1388 words)

 Chief Washakie Foundation
Son of Old Chief Joseph (Tuekakas), a Cayuse-Umatilla-Nez Perce, and Khapkhaponimi, a Nez Perce (pronounced Nes Purse) woman whose name translates “strong leader of women,” Young Joseph was named Hinmahtoo-yahlatkekht, “Thunder Rising over Loftier Mountain Heights.” The name reflects the place he was born, the life he led, and the legacy he left behind.
Joseph’s father was one of the first to show interest in Christianity.
Because of this, Young Joseph was baptized with the biblical name, “Ephraim.” The family moved between the Wallowa Valley and the Clearwater River country, where Spalding’s mission had been built on Lapwai Creek.
www.windriverhistory.org /exhibits/chiefjoseph/chiefjoseph01.htm   (1213 words)

 Mathematical Recreations
In 1829 Plateau had carried out an optical experiment that involved looking at the sun for 25 seconds: this damaged his eyes, and eventually he became blind.
Plateau was especially interested in surfaces whose boundary was some chosen curve.
Plateau's Rule for the angle between four bubble edges was proved by considering the possible ways in which six faces meet.
www.fortunecity.com /emachines/e11/86/bubble.html   (1867 words)

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Plateau also proved that a cylinder of liquid is not a structure of stable equilibrium if its length is longer than the circumference (about 3.14 times its diameter).
Plateau was able to show by his experiments that any disturbances formed at distances less than the circumference of the cylinder would result in a configuration as in Figure 8-6.
Plateau explains the formation of the smaller beads as follows: When contact is nearly broken between two big spheres, there is still a narrow thin neck.
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 Soap films
After with- drawing a framework from the bath a soap film is formed in the frame, bounded by the edges of the framework, with a minimum area surface.
The images below show the minimal surface of the following forms: the tetrahedron, the cube, the octahedron, the dodecahedron, and the icosahedron all of which are platonic figures with regular faces, all congruent, with equal face angle at every vertex and all the angles between adjacent faces are equal.
Four of the lines, each formed by the intersection of three surfaces, meet at a point and the angle between any pair of adjacent lines is 109°28'.
www.arch.mcgill.ca /prof/sijpkes/arch374/winter2001/tal/soapfilm/final.htm   (1851 words)

 Galleries - History Of Photography - Page 1
Joseph Nicéphone Niépce's attempts at photography, which he calls heliography (sundrawing,) records a view from his workroom window on paper sensitized with silver chloride, but he is only partially able to fix the image.
Joseph Nicéphone Niépce produces the first successful picture using material that hardens in light.
Joseph Plateau builds the Phenakisticope, an optical toy, that creates the illusion of movement by mounting drawings on the face of a slotted, twirling disk.
home.earthlink.net /~genealogyplanet/galleries_history_of_photography1.html   (1057 words)

 Eye problems of other early solar observers
He did a thesis on afterimages and colors, and one often finds claims (such as the one at St. Andrews) that his blindness later in life was from staring at the Sun for 25 seconds.
In many (popular) publications the blindness of Plateau is ascribed to his experiment of 1829 in which he looked directly into the sun for 25 seconds.
Plateau's visual problems apparently started when he was 42 years old.
mintaka.sdsu.edu /GF/vision/others.html   (2369 words)

 July 3 - Today in Science History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
American mathematician who was awarded one of the first two Fields Medals in 1936 for solving the Plateau problem.
The Plateau problem is one of finding the surface with minimal area determined by a fixed boundary.
Experiments (1849) by the Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau demonstrated that the minimal surface can be obtained by immersing a wire frame, representing the boundaries, into soapy water.
www.todayinsci.com /7/7_03.htm   (2004 words)

 Lifetime achievement award for Curtis   (Site not responding. Last check: )
LONDON -- Tony Curtis is to receive a Special Joseph Plateau Lifetime Achievement Award at the 30th annual Flanders International Film Festival in October, organizers announced Thursday.
The award is a replica of the phenakistiscope, a spinning wheel capable of animating pictures, which Belgian inventor Joseph Plateau (1801-1883) created.
Plateau lived and died in Ghent, where the Flanders festival is held (Oct. 7-18).
www.hollywoodreporter.com /hr/search/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1986527   (134 words)

 Soap Film Geometry
In 1829, the Belgian professor of Physics and Anatomy Joseph Plateau permanently damaged his eyes in an optical experiment that involved staring at the sun for twenty-five seconds.
At the same time, he became interested in the physical and geometrical properties of soap film surfaces, which are elastic in the sense that they have the smallest possible area.
The analogous mathematical Plateau Problem is as follows: "You are given a bent circular curve in three dimensional space, like the wire figure.
www.math.cornell.edu /~meadows/create   (1690 words)

All the news about films made by the students and alumni of the London Film School, and how well they do at film festivals all over the world.
Mike Leigh, our illustrious Chairman, has won the Joseph Plateau Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film-making at the Flanders International Film Festival.
Mike received his award at the Belgium-based festival beginning of October from Imelda Staunton, Oscar-nominated star of his 2004 drama "VERA DRAKE".
www.lfs.org.uk /ffblog/2005/10/mike-leigh-our-chairman-wins-joseph.html   (150 words)

 Utah History: Historic Facts and Overview
They are the Rocky Mountain, Colorado Plateau, and Basin and Range provinces.
The Colorado Plateau Province lies in the east central and southeastern area of Utah.
Brigham Young and other Mormon leaders decided to abandon Nauvoo, Illinois, when Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, was killed at Carthage, Illinois, in June 1844.
www.e-referencedesk.com /resources/state-history/utah.html   (3933 words)

 Bubble trouble - 25 March 2000 - New Scientist   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The mathematics of bubbles got going in the 1830s, when the physicist Joseph Plateau began dipping wire frames into soap solution.
He was astounded by the results, and despite years of research, many of his observations still lack rigorous explanations.
Plateau observed that where three soap-film surfaces meet, they do so at an angle of 120° to each other.
www.newscientist.com /article/mg16522311.000.html   (279 words)

 Josep Plateau & Simon Stampfer: Early Visual Media - Pre-cinema - Optical toys - Phenakisticope
A few years ago, the only known photograph depicting Joseph Plateau was discovered at the home of his descendants in France.
Joseph Plateau was a scientist active in different fields.
Although Joseph Plateau is most know for the invention of these Kinetic discs, the 8 illustrations (fl background) are early examples of the Simon Stampfer's "
users.pandora.be /thomasweynants/opticaltoys-phena.html   (813 words)

 Joseph Plateau Awards (Belgian Oscars®)
The Joseph Plateau Awards are given in several categories to honor achievements in Belgian film making.
They are considered to be the most prestigious award in the Belgian film business and can be compared to the Césars in France or the BAFTA's in the UK.
In honor of Joseph Plateau, Belgian physicist who discovered the principle of the persistence of vision and who invented the phenakistiscope by which the illusion of motion could be created, the Joseph Plateau Awards are annually distributed during the Night of Film, Belgian film's gala event.
www.filmmovement.com /filmcatalog/festivals.asp?FestivalID=31   (144 words)

 PLATEAU - The International Quarterly Bulletin on Animated Film
PLATEAU - The International Quarterly Bulletin on Animated Film
This international quarterly bulletin on animated film, is edited by the BAC, Institute for the Animated Image in Brussels, Belgium.
Our magazine, the title is a reference to the Belgian scientist Joseph Plateau (inventor of the Phenakistiscope), covers filmfestivals, the history of animated film, computer animation and has long articles and interviews devoted to the masters and the new young talents of the animationfilm.
www.awn.com /plateau   (143 words)

 Plateau book translation
In 1873, Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau published a two-volume work summarizing his decades of research into soap bubbles and related phenomena due to surface tension.
As a service to other fans of Plateau, I am making the results available here.
Remember this is provided for free, and you get what you pay for, so there are no guarantees about the accuracy of the scanning or the translation.
www.susqu.edu /facstaff/b/brakke/PlateauBook/PlateauBook.html   (365 words)

1829 Joseph Plateau (Belge, 1801-83) établit qu'une impression lumineuse reçue sur la rétine persiste 1/10 de seconde après la disparition de l'image ; il en conclut que des images se succédant à plus de 10 par seconde donnent l'illusion du mouvement (la découverte du principe de persistance des impressions rétiniennes remonterait au II e
Différents appareils sont construits sur cette base : phénakistiscope (du grec, trompeur ; J. Plateau, 1829), stroboscope [Simon von Stampfer (Autrichien, 1792-1864), 1829], phantascope (Dr Lake, 1832), zootrope ou tambour magique [William George Hörner (Anglais, 1786-1837), 1833], stroboscope projecteur (Simon von Stampfer, 1845), kinétoscope (Dr von Uchatius, 1853).
Certains s'expatrient (Jules Dassin, Joseph Losey, John Berry, Cy Endfield, Charles Chaplin).
www.quid.fr /2006/Cinema/Etats_Unis/3?refnum=2262600   (3377 words)

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