Oliver Joseph Lodge biography

Oliver Joseph Lodge

Physicist, Inventor

1851 – 1940

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Who was Oliver Joseph Lodge?

Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge, FRS was a British physicist and writer involved in the development of key patents in wireless telegraphy. In his 1894 Royal Institution lectures, Lodge coined the term "coherer" for the device developed by French physicist Édouard Branly based on the work of Italian physicist Temistocle Calzecchi Onesti. In 1898 he was awarded the "syntonic" patent by the United States Patent Office. He was also credited by Lorentz with the first published description of the length contraction hypothesis, in 1893, though in fact Lodge's friend George Francis FitzGerald had first suggested the idea in print in 1889.

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Born
Jun 12, 1851
Penkhull
Also known as
  • Oliver Lodge
  • Sir Oliver Lodge
Parents
Siblings
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • University of London
Lived in
  • Staffordshire
  • Stoke-on-Trent
Died
Aug 22, 1940
Wilsford

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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