John Hopkinson biography

John Hopkinson

Physicist, Academic

1849 – 1898

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Who was John Hopkinson?

John Hopkinson, FRS, was a British physicist, electrical engineer, Fellow of the Royal Society and President of the IEE twice in 1890 and 1896. He invented the three-wire system for the distribution of electrical power, for which he was granted a patent in 1882. He also worked in many areas of electromagnetism and electrostatics, and in 1890 was appointed professor of electrical engineering at King's College London, where he was also director of the Siemens Laboratory.

Hopkinson's law, the magnetic counterpart to Ohm's law, is named after him.

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Born
Jul 27, 1849
Manchester
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Trinity College, Cambridge
  • University of London
Lived in
  • Manchester
Died
Aug 27, 1898
Val d'Hérens

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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