William Nicol (geologist)

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Nicol's house, 12 Inverleith Terrace, Edinburgh

Dr William Nicol FRSE FCS (18 Apryle 1770 – 2 September 1851) wis a Scots geologist an pheesicist that inventit the Nicol prism, the first device for obtainin plane-polarised licht, in 1828.