The First Two Editors of JOSA

John N. Howard

OSA’s first journal—The Journal of the Optical Society of America—was launched in 1917, just one year after the Society came into existence. Here, John Howard chronicles the lives of JOSA’s first two editors.

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Hermann Kellner was born in Germany on July 20, 1873. While working in the optical industries, he studied at the University of Berlin and then obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Jena in 1899.

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Publish Date: 01 May 2009

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