John Tyndall

Physicist, Academic

1820 – 1893

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Who was John Tyndall?

John Tyndall FRS was a prominent 19th century physicist. His initial scientific fame arose in the 1850s from his study of diamagnetism. Later he made a number of discoveries in the realms of infrared radiation and the physical properties of air. Tyndall also published more than a dozen science books, which brought state-of-the-art 19th century experimental physics to a wider audience. From 1853 to 1887 he was professor of physics at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in London.

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Born
Aug 2, 1820
Leighlinbridge
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Philipps University of Marburg
Died
Dec 4, 1893
Haslemere

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on July 23, 2013

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