Person: Thomson (2), William (Lord Kelvin)


William Thomson (Lord Kelvin) became Professor of Natural Philosophy at Glasgow at a very young age. He made important contributions to many areas of Physics including electricity, magnetism and thermodynamics. His work on the first trans-Atlantic telegraph cable made his fortune.

Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):

Born 26 June 1824, Belfast, Ireland. Died 17 December 1907, Netherhall (near Largs), Ayrshire, Scotland.

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  1. O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive