Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet

Physicist, Academic

1819 – 1903

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Who was Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet?

Sir George Gabriel Stokes, 1st Baronet FRS, was a mathematician, physicist, politician and theologian. Born in Ireland, Stokes spent all of his career at University of Cambridge, where he served as the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics from 1849 until his death in 1903. Stokes made seminal contributions to fluid dynamics, optics, and mathematical physics. He was secretary, then president, of the Royal Society.

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Born
Aug 13, 1819
Skreen
Also known as
  • 乔治·斯托克斯
  • Стокс, Джордж Габриель
Religion
  • Evangelicalism
  • Anglicanism
Ethnicity
  • Irish people
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
  • Republic of Ireland
Profession
Education
  • University of Cambridge
  • Pembroke College, Cambridge
Employment
  • University of Cambridge
Lived in
  • County Sligo
  • England
Died
Feb 1, 1903
Cambridge

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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