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De iride, or the rainbow

  The physicist and bibliophile Silvanus P Thompson is better known for his work on electric motors and the early history of electromagnetism. His library, now held at the IET, shows his interest in all areas of physics, especially optics... Continue Reading →

Early 20th Century Optics Pamphlets

We recently received back from conservation specialists several volumes of pamphlets from our S. P. Thompson collection of pamphlets. This has allowed us to examine these pamphlets in detail for the first time since they came into the possession of... Continue Reading →

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