John Joly

Physicist, Academic

1857 – 1933

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Who was John Joly?

John Joly FRS was an Irish physicist, famous for his development of radiotherapy in the treatment of cancer. He is also known for developing techniques to accurately estimate the age of a geological period, based on radioactive elements present in minerals.

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Born
Nov 1, 1857
Bracknagh
Nationality
  • Republic of Ireland
Profession
Education
  • Trinity College, Dublin
Lived in
  • County Offaly
Died
Dec 8, 1933
Dublin

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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