In Memoriam

@article{Trainer1960InM,
  title={In Memoriam},
  author={Matthew Trainer},
  journal={Physics in Perspective},
  year={1960},
  volume={10},
  pages={212-223}
}
  • M. Trainer
  • Published 1 June 2008
  • Art
  • Physics in Perspective
In 1905 Lord Kelvin (1824–1907) was awarded the second John Fritz Medal for a lifetime of outstanding achievements in science and technology. I sketch Kelvin’s life, education, and work in thermodynamics, electrical technology, and instrumentation, and his role in the laying of the Atlantic cable. I then turn to Kelvin’s four visits to America, in 1876 on the centenary of the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America; in 1884 when he gave his famous Baltimore Lectures at The… 

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