John William Nicholson, 1881-1955

@article{Wilson1956JohnWN,
  title={John William Nicholson, 1881-1955},
  author={W. Wilson},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  year={1956},
  pages={209 - 214}
}
  • W. Wilson
  • Published 1956
  • Mathematics
  • Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
  • John William Nicholson, who was born on 1 November 1881, was a great mathematician whose chief interest was in attacking problems arising out of physics and astrophysics. How interesting these problems must have been in the days when he was still a student at Manchester and Cambridge will be appreciated when it is recalled that he must have been just over 19 years of age when Planck communicated his theory of the distribution of energy in the normal spectrum to the German Physical Society (14… CONTINUE READING
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