John William Strutt (Lord Rayleigh)

1842 - 1919

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Lord Raleigh (John Strutt) worked on the theory of waves. He became the Cavendish Professor of Physics at Cambridge and was awarded the Nobel prize for the discovery of the gas Argon.
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List of References (11 books/articles)

Some Quotations (2)

A Poster of John William Strutt

Mathematicians born in the same country

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Errors of the Royal Society
  2. Obituary: The Times

Honours awarded to John William Strutt
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Fellow of the Royal Society1873
LMS President1876 - 1878
Royal Society Royal Medal1882
Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh1886
Royal Society Copley Medal1899
LMS De Morgan Medal1900
Royal Society Bakerian lecturer1902
Nobel Prize1904
President of the Royal Society1905-1908
Lunar featuresCrater Rayleigh
Planetary featuresCrater Rayleigh on Mars


Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. Nobel prizes site (A biography of Rayleigh and his Nobel prize presentation speech)
  1. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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