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Ernst Florens Friedrich Chladni (German: [ˈɛʁnst ˈfloːʁɛns ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈkladnɪ]; 30 November 1756 – 3 April 1827) was a German physicist and musician. His most important work, for which he is sometimes labeled the father of acoustics, included research on vibrating plates and the calculation of the speed of sound for different gases.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> He also undertook pioneering work in the study of meteorites and so is also regarded by some as the father of meteoritics.<ref>{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=journal }}</ref>


Ernst Chladni sections
Intro   Personal life    Chladni figures    Musical instruments    Meteorites    Other work    Bibliography    See also    References    Further reading    External links   

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