Fowler, A. (Alfred), 1868-1940

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Dates:
Birth 1868-03-22
Death 1940-06-24

Biographical notes:

Born, 1868; Member of British Government Eclipse Expeditions, 1893, 1896, 1898, 1900, 1905, 1914; Fellow of the Royal Society, 1910; awarded Valz Prize by the Paris Academy of Sciences, 1913; Bakerian Lecturer, Royal Society, 1914 and 1924; awarded Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society, 1915; awarded Royal Medal of the Royal Society, 1918; Henry Draper Gold Medal of the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, 1920; Yarrow Research Professor of the Royal Society, 1923-1934; President, Section A, British Association, 1926; CBE 1935; President, Institute of Physics 1935-1937; Past-President, Royal Astronomical Society; Emeritus Professor of Astro-Physics, Imperial College; late Member of Advisory Council Department of Scientific and Industrial Research; late General Secretary, International Astronomical Union; died, 1940.Publications: Geometrical Astronomy and Astronomical Instruments (The Concise Knowledge Astronomy [1914]); Popular Telescopic Astronomy. How to make a 2-inch telescope and what to see with it (G Philip & Son, London, 1896); Report on Series in Line Spectra (Physical Society, London, 1922); numerous papers relating to solar and stellar spectra, the spectra of comets, and the structure of spectra in Proceedings of Royal Society and Monthly Notices of Royal Astronomical Society.

From the guide to the FOWLER, Professor Alfred (1868-1940), 1903-1935, (Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine)

Assistant in Astrophysics, Imperial College, London; later Professor, 1886-1934.

From the description of Papers, 1906-1935. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82316423

Assistant in Astrophysics, Imperial College, London; later professor, 1886-1934.

From the description of Papers, 1888-1912. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82303228



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Subjects:

  • Astrophysicists
  • Observation
  • Cameras--Design and construction
  • Spectroscopy--Experiments
  • Complementarity (Physics)
  • Laboratory equipment
  • Quantum theory -- History.
  • Atomic theory.
  • Sun
  • Transits--Observations
  • Telescopes--Design and construction
  • Relativity (Physics)
  • Astronomy--Societies (Academies and learned societies)
  • Astrophysics
  • Experiments
  • Wave mechanics.
  • Physics -- History.

Occupations:

  • Physicists.

Places:

  • Sun (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)