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Thomson, William Quick reference
first Baron Kelvin (1824–1907),
Scottish physicist, who had a profound influence as a synthesizer on 19th-century physics, and helped lay the foundations for this discipline today. He also made a great impact on maritime affairs when, in ...
Kelvin, William Thomson Quick reference
(1824–1907) British theoretical and experimental physicist
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, William Thomson was an extremely precocious child intellectually and matriculated at Glasgow University at the astonishingly early age of 10. He went on to Cambridge, after which he returned to Glasgow to become professor of natural philosophy. He was to occupy this chair for 53 years. It was in Glasgow that he organized and ran one of Britain's first adequately equipped physical laboratories. In ...