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[French pee-kar]
Auguste [French oh-gyst] , 1884–1962, Swiss physicist, aeronaut, inventor, and deep-sea explorer: designer of bathyscaphes.
his son, Jacques [zhahk] , 1922–2008, Swiss oceanographer and bathyscaphe designer, born in Belgium.
Jean Félix [zhahn fey-leeks] , 1884–1963, U.S. chemist and aeronautical engineer, born in Switzerland (brother of Auguste).
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1.  Auguste (oɡyst). 1884--1962, Swiss physicist, whose study of cosmic rays led to his pioneer balloon ascents in the stratosphere (1931--32)
2.  his twin brother, Jean Félix (ʒɑ̃ feliks). 1884--1963, US chemist and aeronautical engineer, born in Switzerland, noted for his balloon ascent into the stratosphere (1934)

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