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William Thomson (Lord Kelvin)

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William Thomson (Lord Kelvin) (1824 - 1907)

* 26 June 1824, † 17 December 1907

William Thomson (Lord Kelvin) was born on 26 June 1824 in Belfast, Ireland. 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 William Thomson (Lord Kelvin) died on 17 December 1907 in Netherhall (near Largs), Ayrshire, Scotland.

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[6909] O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: “MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive”, http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/, 2014

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