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LOUIS ALBERT NECKER (April 10, 1786 – November 20, 1861) was a Swiss crystallographer and geographer. Necker cube
Necker cube
on the left, impossible cube on the right.

He is best remembered for devising the optical illusion now known as the Necker cube
Necker cube
. He was a keen mountaineer and spent the latter half of his life in Scotland, and was buried in Portree .

WORKS

* Mémoire sur les oiseaux des environs de Genève, Genève : Chez J.J. Paschoud, 1823. OCLC 12072634 * Voyage en Écosse et aux Iles Hébrides. Genève, Paris, J.J. Paschoud, 1821. OCLC 3759700 * Memoire sur la vallée de Valorsine, Genève : J. Barbezat et comp., 1828. OCLC 30521860 * Mémoire sur le Mont Somma. Genève. : Barbezat et Delarue. 1828. OCLC 68706185 * Le règne minéral ramené aux méthodes de l'histoire naturelle, Paris : Levrault, 1835. OCLC 8739030 * Études géologiques dans les Alpes, Paris : Pitois : Langlois et Leclercq ; Strasbourg : Levrault, 1841. OCLC 77840885

REFERENCES

* ^ Forbes J D,1863. Biographical account of Professor Louis Albert Necker, of Geneva, Honorary Member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Proc Royal Soc Edinburgh, 5: 53-76. * ^ Wade N J, Campbell R N, Ross H E, Lingelbach B, 2010. Necker in Scotch perspective.' 'Perception, 39: 1-4. * ^ Mitchell J R, 2002. On the trail of Necker, from Geneva to Portree. West Highland Free Press, 12th July, p. 15.

AUTHORITY CONTROL

* WorldCat Identities * VIAF : 59523649 * LCCN : nr98020416 * ISNI : 0000 0000 7998 3548 * GND : 104364440 * SUDOC : 129371920 * HDS : 43193

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