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| [[Ibn Sahl]] ([[Wikipedia:Ibn Sahl|WP]]) || 940-1000 || Discoverer of Snell’s Law of refraction
 
| [[Ibn Sahl]] ([[Wikipedia:Ibn Sahl|WP]]) || 940-1000 || Discoverer of Snell’s Law of refraction
 
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| [[Willibrord Snellius]] ([[Wikipedia:Willibrord Snellius|WP]]) || 1580-1626 || [[Refraction]]
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| [[Willebrord Snellius]] ([[Wikipedia:Willibrord Snellius|WP]]) || 1580-1626 || [[Refraction]]
 
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| [[René Descartes]] ([[Wikipedia:René Descartes|WP]]) || 1596-1650 || Corpuscles and bandwidth
 
| [[René Descartes]] ([[Wikipedia:René Descartes|WP]]) || 1596-1650 || Corpuscles and bandwidth

Revision as of 16:30, 14 August 2012

Name Dates Famous for
Ibn Sahl (WP) 940-1000 Discoverer of Snell’s Law of refraction
Willebrord Snellius (WP) 1580-1626 Refraction
René Descartes (WP) 1596-1650 Corpuscles and bandwidth
Isaac Newton (WP) 1643-1727 Corpuscles and bandwidth
Pierre de Fermat (WP) 1601-1665 Principle of least time, basis for principle of least work
Robert Hooke 1635-1703 Basis for seismology
Christian Huygens 1629-1695 Waves
Leonard Euler 1707-83 Elastic properties, waves
Joseph Fourier 1768-1830
Thomas Young 1773-1829 Elastic properties, and wave theory
Augustin-Jean Fresnel 1788-1827 interference
Karl Friedrich Gauss 1777-1855 Too many things to list!
Gustav Kirchhoff (WP) 1824-87 Basis of common migration equation
James Clerk Maxwell 1831-79 Electromagnetic theory
John Strutt, Baron Rayleigh (WP) 1842-1919 Seismic resolution
Reginald Fessenden 1866-1932 First patent for seismic reflection imaging
Schlumberger brothers Conrad 1878-1936 & Marcel 1884-1953 Founders of Schlumberger and, less directly, CGGVeritas
Karl Bernhard Zoeppritz 1881-1908 Zoeppritz equations!
Andrew McNaughton Not known Military ranging, aided by William Lawrence Bragg, William Tucker, and others; could tell from British POV
John Karcher 1894-1978 Commercialized seismic
Norman Ricker 1896-1960 Ricker wavelet is 2nd derivative of Gaussian
Dennis Gabor 1900-79 Signal processing
John Tukey 1915-2000 FFT, with Cooley (1926– )