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Jean Cabannes

Jean Cabannes was a French physicist specialising in optics.

From 1910 to 1914 Cabannes worked in the laboratory of Charles Fabry in Marseille on the topic launched by Lord Rayleigh at the end of the 19th century of how gas molecules diffused light. In 1914 he showed that pure gases could scatter light. This was published in Comptes Rendus in 1915. (Please see reference.) His career was then interrupted for five years by World War I.

In 1919 Cabannes returned to Fabry's laboratory to complete his thesis, after which he moved to Montpellier, and later on to Paris. In 1925 he and Jean Dufay calculated the height of the ozone layer. J. Cabannes, P. Daure and Y. Rocard were among the scientists who, in 1928, discovered that gases diffusing monochromatic light could also change their wavelength (the Cabannes-Daure effect).

This was identified independently by C. V. Raman and K. S. Krishnan in liquids, and by G. S. Landsberg and L. I. Mandelstam in crystals. Cabannes was among the candidates for the Nobel Prize in Physics of 1929 (proposed by C. Fabry), which was awarded to de Broglie.

The 1930 prize went to Raman who gave the complete explanation of the effect now bearing his name, using quantum mechanics.

The lunar crater Cabannes was named after him.

In 1949 he was elected a member of l'Académie des Sciences. In 1924 he received the Prix Félix Robin and in 1951 the first ever awarded Prix des Trois Physiciens from the Fondation de France.

Cabannes was the President of the Société astronomique de France (SAF), the French astronomical society, from 1951-1953.He was married to a daughter of Eugène Fabry (1856–1944), brother of Charles Fabry, and was the father of four children, among whom was the mathematician Henri Cabannes.

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Some of their strengths

Jean Cabannes has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Energetic, Bold, Confident, Optimistic, Extroverted, Organized, and Curious.

Bold and Confident

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Jean Cabannes is someone who is a bold, confident, energetic, and optimistic person, who is able to combine personal warmth and charisma with intelligence. A person who sees life as a journey not a destination.

Helpful and Supportive

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Jean Cabannes well know them as someone who can be accepting, supportive, and productive, like a garden.

Ambitious and Forceful

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Jean Cabannes as someone who is ambitious, hard-working, determined, and intelligent.

A person who has a knack for identifying opportunities, has amazing concentration and focus, who can work independently, who likes starting new things, and who is somewhat of an intellectual.

Stable and Creative

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Jean Cabannes is someone who thrives in volatile situations, and who tends to be a source of stability and comfort for others who are experiencing challenging times .

They are also someone who is confident and creative, and who has a love for starting new projects, inventing new things, and giving back to the community.

Creative and Leadership-oriented

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Jean Cabannes tends to be someone who is a natural leader, with determination, motivational powers, and who takes obligations seriously. Who has charisma, a sense of humor, and who tends to attract attention.

Some of Jean Cabannes's challenges

While Jean Cabannes has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Jean Cabannes can be Arrogant, Selfish, Status-seeking, Difficult, Perfectionist, Impulsive, and Careless.

Arrogant and Status-seeking

One of Jean Cabannes's key challenges is that they are someone who can come across as arrogant and status-seeking.

Relentless and Inflexible

Jean Cabannes is someone who can be relentless, obsessive, and inflexible, who can be confrontational with work colleagues, can have difficulty communicating feelings and be somewhat reclusive, and who can be self-destructive, overindulgent, and extravagant.

Domineering and Stubborn

Finally, Jean Cabannes also can be too rebellious, not respond to criticism well, and be too emotional and extreme about things.

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