Young, Thomas, 1773-1829Alternative names
Professor of Natural Philosophy, Royal Institution, 1801-1803.
From the description of Notes for his lectures at the Royal Institution, 1802-1803. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83030571
Knowledge of numerous languages; he also studied mathematics, natural philosophy, botany and entomology. He applied himself to medicine. F. R. S. 1794, aged 21 yr. Studied medicine in Edinbugh and in Göttingen and graduated M. D. Göttingen 1796. He then went to Emanuel College, Cambridge. In 1801 he was Professor of Natural Philsophy at the Royal Institution and delivered many lectures. In 1804 he was Foreign Secretary to the Royal Society. M. B. Cambridge 1803. M. D. 1808. F. C. P. 1809. Physician to St. George's Hospital but had few pupils. In 1818 he was appointed Secretary to the Board of Longitude charged with the supervision of the nautical almanack.
From the description of Papers, 1793-1829. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82530341
- Astronomy--Study and teaching
- Mechanics--Study and teaching
- Hydrodynamics--Study and teaching--19th century