Luxembourg stamps: 175th birthday of Gabriel Lippmann

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10 February 2020
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Luxembourg have issued a stamp to celebrate the life of Jonas Ferdinand Gabriel Lippmann, who received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1908 for the Lippmann process of colour photography.

Jonas Ferdinand Gabriel Lippmann, born in Luxembourg on 16 August 1845 to French parents, received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1908 for the Lippmann process of colour photography.

Lippmann worked for 12 years developing his technique. After its presentation in Paris, however, it took another 17 years before he received the Nobel Prize for this unique work.

Although the Lippmann method did not prevail, Gabriel Lippmann was undisputedly one of the most important physicists in his time.

Stamp details

Price of the stamp: €0,80
Drawing and layout: Anne Mélan (L)
Printing: Multicoloured high-resolution offset,
Bpost Stamps Factory, Malines (B)
Dimensions: 48,75 x 38,15 mm
10 stamps per sheet
 

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