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Originally appearing in Volume V28, Page 1002 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JOHANN KARL FRIEDRICH ZOLLNER (1834-1882), German astronomer and physicist, was born at Berlin on the 8th of November 1834. From 1872 he held the chair of astrophysics at Leipzig University. He wrote numerous papers on photometry and spectrum analysis in Poggendorff's Annalen and Beri•ehte der k. sdchsischen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften, two works on celestial photometry (Grundzuge einer allgemeinen Photometric des Himmels, Berlin, 1861, 40, and Photometrische Untersuchungen, Leipzig, 1865, 8vo), and a curious book, Ueberdie Natur der Cometen (Leipzig, 1872, 3rd ed. 1883). He died at Leipzig on the 25th of April 1882.
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