August 16, 1845, Gabriel Lippmann was born in Hollerich, Luxembourg. Since
both his parents were French, his family moved to Paris when he was still
very young. Gabriel received his early schooling at home and did not excel
in his later schooling because of his tendency to not work at anything
that was not of interest to him. Because of this tendency, Gabriel Lippmann
failed the test that would have enabled him to become a teacher.
Lippmanns greatest academic achievement (besides the Nobel Prize),
was joining the Faculty of Science in Paris in 1878, and from there working
his way to the top. He was appointed the Professor of Mathematic Physics
in 1883, and he was promoted to Professor of experimental Physics in 1886.
He later was declared Director of the Research Laboratory, and he was
this still when he died. Professor Lippmann married in 1888. He then continued
research until his high seas death in 1921. During this time, Gabriel
Lippmann received the Nobel Prize in Physics (1908) for his work with
color photography, and served as President of the Academy of Sciences
Although Gabriel Lippmann Received the Nobel Prize for his work with color
photography he also made many other scientific accomplishments. He excelled
in different branches of Physics, including electricity, optics, and thermodynamics.
The majority of this independent and creative Scientists work, including
his Nobel Prize worthy advancements, can be founding the Paris Academy
Gabriel Lippmann died on July 13,1921. He was on a ship returning from
a trip to North America. Gabriel Lippmanns life was one quite similar
to that of other scientists and inventors, but it was also very similar
in the early stages to the life of a failure. The paramount thing that
Gabriel Lippmann practiced was self-discipline. He did not want to achieve
in certain areas, but in those, he did want to, he succeeded. Gabriel
Lippmann endeared himself to professors and scientists throughout France,
and in this way, he was able to advance in the career ladder. Even at
seventy-six years of age, Gabriel Lippmann was pursuing scientific advancements.
This is what sets him above most men.