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Oliver Joseph Lodge

Oliver Joseph Lodge

Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge, FRS was a British physicist and writer involved in the development of key patents in wireless telegraphy. In his 1894 Royal Institution lectures, Lodge coined the term "coherer" for the device developed by French physicist Édouard Branly based on the work of Italian physicist Temistocle Calzecchi Onesti. In 1898 he was awarded the "syntonic" patent by the United States Patent Office. He was also credited by Lorentz with the first published description of the length contraction hypothesis, in 1893, though in fact Lodge's friend George Francis FitzGerald had first suggested the idea in print in 1889. Lodge was Principal of the ... more on Wikipedia

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