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Otto Schott is the father of glass science and the specialized glass industry.

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Otto Schott

Otto Schott, the father of modern glass science.

Working with Ernst Abbe and Carl Zeiss, Otto Schott developed specialized glasses designed to precise specifications and offering defined properties. (Photo: AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives, Physics Today Collection)

(Courtesy of AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives, Physics Today Collection)