Ernst Abbe


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Ernst Abbe

A German mathematician and physicist (1840–1905), professor at Jena, and inventor of optic devices at Zeiss. He is associated with the Abbe limit and the Abbe theory of image formation.
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The number, named for Ernst Abbe, a 19th -century professor at the University of Jena and a partner in the Carl Zeiss optical glass firm, expresses an in verse ratio for the dispersion of light passing through a material.