Monday, January 23, 2017


Happy Birthday Ernst Abbe! 🎂

On 23 January 1840, exactly 177 years ago, Ernst Abbe was born in Eisenach, Germany. He is remembered as a physicist, inventor, entrepreneur and social reformer. As a young scientist, Abbe made his knowledge available to Carl Zeiss. Together, they began what would prove to be a long history of innovations at the company.

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