Heaviside, Oliver, 1850-1925

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Dates:
Birth 1850-05-18
Death 1925-02-03
Britons
English

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Physicist (mathematical physics and electrical engineering). Telegraph operator, Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, 1870-1874; self-employed as physicist and electrical engineer from 1874.

From the description of Selected papers [microform], 1874-1922. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77818459

Nephew of Sir Charles Wheatstone (F. R. S. 1836). Employed in the Great Northern Telegraph Co. in Newcastle-on-Tyne but was afflicted with deafness and retired in 1874. Moved to Torquay where he studied electicity and telephony. Hon. member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers and Faraday Medallist. F. R. S. 1891.

From the description of Items in various series of The Royal Society, 1891-1921. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78457444

Physicist (mathematical physics and electrical engineering). Telegraph operator, Newcastle-on-Tyne, England (1870-1874); self-employed as physicist and electrical engineer from 1874.

From the description of Papers, 1884-1922. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83949711

Oliver Heaviside was born in London, England, on May 18, 1850, and died in Torquay, Devonshire, England, February 3, 1925. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1891, and named an honorary member to the American Institute of Electrical Engineers about 1917. He was a founder of cable telegraphy and discoverer of the "Heaviside" layer in the upper atmosphere also known as the ionosphere.

From the description of Oliver Heaviside collection, 1918-1919. (Clemson University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 43555737

Physicist (mathematical physics and electrical engineering). Telegraph operator, Newcastle-on-Tyne, England (1870-1874); self-employed as physicist and electrical engineer from 1874. Founder of cable telegraphy and discoverer of the "Heaviside" layer in the upper atmosphere also known as the ionosphere.

From the description of Letters, 1918-1919. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79074238

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