Georg C. Lichtenberg Quotes

Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.




Georg C. Lichtenberg, 1743-1799, German Scientist & Philosopher, Notebooks

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Georg C. Lichtenberg
Georg C. Lichtenberg
  • Born: July 1, 1742
  • Died: February 24, 1799
  • Nationality: German
  • Profession: Scientist

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg was a German physicist, satirist, and Anglophile. As a scientist, he was the first to hold a professorship explicitly dedicated to experimental physics in Germany. He is remembered for his posthumously published notebooks, which he himself called Sudelbücher, a description modelled on the English bookkeeping term "scrapbooks", and for his discovery of tree-like electrical discharge patterns now called Lichtenberg figures.