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Prof. Bart Kahr and Dr. Oriol Arteaga Arago’s Best Paper ChemPhysChem 13

Version of Record online: 15 NOV 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201100660

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The year 2011 was the bicentennial of François Arago's discovery of optical rotation. Scientists are less aware that Arago achieved something far greater than his contributions to optics, by signing the 1848 decree that abolished slavery throughout the French Empire. The picture shows the flourish at the end of F. Arago's signature, which, when reflected in a mirror, also reads “Arago”.

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