Meet Ali Solhi
When I was in my own country, I spent most of my life in the university, researching and writing articles. I am now interested in researching different subjects and topics.
In 2023, Ali Solhi took part in a MultakaOxford research group.
He chose to study the Lucernal and Solar Microscope by George Adams, London, c. 1790 (Inv no.: 67792).
Ali shared his findings:
"I chose this microscope by George Adams because I have already studied biology at university in my country Iran and I am very eager to know more about the history of the development of microscopes.
"George Adams was an English scientist, optician and scientific writer during the reign of king George lll. George Adams wrote many articles on electricity, magnetism, astronomy, geography and mathematical instruments.
"George Adams invented the lucernal microscope in 1770. It is a type of projection microscope where the image is projected on a screen by a large oil lamp.
"Adams designed and built a number of lucernal microscopes with wooden and brass bodies. Some microscopes were very large and they had a dense lens that was more than 8 inches in diameter and their focal angle was near 24 inches.
I am interested in group work and can learn a lot from others.
"The MultakaOxford project was very enjoyable for me because there are many expert teachers in these activities and I am interested in group work and can learn a lot from others.
"It is also very useful to develop my English.
"When I was in my own county, I spent most of my life in the university, researching and writing articles, I am now interested in researching different subjects and topics.
I will definitely continue to research objects in the future.