Awards & Winners

John Tyndall

Date of Birth 02-August-1820
Place of Birth Leighlinbridge
(Ireland, County Carlow)
Nationality United Kingdom
Profession Physicist, Scientist, Mountaineer
John Tyndall FRS was a prominent 19th century physicist. His initial scientific fame arose in the 1850s from his study of diamagnetism. Later he made discoveries in the realms of infrared radiation and the physical properties of air. Tyndall also published more than a dozen science books which brought state-of-the-art 19th century experimental physics to a wide audience. From 1853 to 1887 he was professor of physics at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in London.

Awards by John Tyndall

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Rumford Medal
(For his researches on the absorption and radiation of heat by gases and vapours.)