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Oliver Joseph Lodge

Date of Birth 12-June-1851
Place of Birth Penkhull
(United Kingdom)
Nationality United Kingdom
Also know as Oliver Lodge, Sir Oliver Lodge
Profession Physicist, Engineer, Inventor
Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge, FRS was a British physicist and writer involved in the development of key patents in wireless telegraphy. In his 1894 Royal Institution lectures, Lodge coined the term "coherer" for the device developed by French physicist Édouard Branly based on the work of Italian physicist Temistocle Calzecchi Onesti. In 1898 he was awarded the "syntonic" patent by the United States Patent Office. He was also credited by Lorentz with the first published description of the length contraction hypothesis, in 1893, though in fact Lodge's friend George Francis FitzGerald had first suggested the idea in print in 1889.

Awards by Oliver Joseph Lodge

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Rumford Medal
(For his researches in radiation and in the relations between matter and ether.)