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Gustav Daléns Invention

  1. Apr 12, 2004 #1
    Gustaf Daléns Invention

    He won the Nobel price for Physics for his invention.

    "for his invention of automatic regulators for use in conjunction with gas accumulators for illuminating lighthouses and buoys"

    How did his invention actually work?

    You could hardly call it a mayor contribution to Physics (with all respect) can you?

    (Changed the name into the correct name, thanks to Chen)
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2004
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 12, 2004 #2
    Well, he was blinded in a gas explosion before the award so maybe they gave it to him out of compassion? *shrugs*

    (It's Gustaf, by the way.)
  4. Apr 12, 2004 #3
    That's what I read and it probably was the case, but still... they should have waited (when did he actually make this invention?). Then he probably wouldn't have won. It was probably a fine invention, but a Nobel price?, I think not.

    But I'm still curious about what he exactly invented anyway. So does anybody know?
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