Tyndall, John, 1820-1893

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1820-08-02
Death 1893-12-04
Irish (Republic of Ireland)
English

Biographical notes:

British physicist.

From the description of John Tyndall letters, 1869-1880. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 122454707

Natural philosopher. Fellow of the Royal Society.

From the description of Papers. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80044015

English natural philosopher.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London?], to an unidentified correspondent, [no year] Jun. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270573738

Natural philosopher. Professor and, later, superintendent of Royal Institution, 1852-1885.

From the description of Newspaper supplements of Tyndall's lectures on light published by the New York Tribune, 1873. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78201728

English physicist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Brieg, Switzerland, to Prof. Knight, 1879 Jul. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270573744

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : to Mrs. Cross, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270573741

John Tyndall was a British scientist and philosopher. Born and educated in Ireland, he joined the Ordnance Survey and was transferred to England. After furthering his education in Germany, he joined the Royal Society. He experimented with light refraction and the atmosphere, and completed early work on penicillin and Pasteurization. He invented or improved miner's lamps, lighthouse beacons, and the first practical gas mask. His popular lectures displayed his knack for communicating complex science to a popular audience. He was also a master mountaineer.

From the description of John Tyndall poem, 1871. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 55592857

John Tyndall was a prominent 19th century physicist. From1853 to 1887 he was professor of physics at the Royal Institution of Great Britain.

From the description of Notebook of John Tyndall, after 1875. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 699816078

John Tyndall was a prominent 19th century physicist. From 1853 to 1887 he was professor of physics at the Royal Institution of Great Britain.

From the description of Notebook of John Tyndall, after 1860. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 528880781

Scientist and natural philosopher.

From the description of Letter, undated : London. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35527771

John Tyndall, 1820-1893. Born Ireland, physicist, writer, professor, Superintendent of Royal Institution in London. Did much to popularize science. Best known work deals with the scattering of light by atmospheric particles, the Tyndall Effect, which explains why the sky is blue. Mountain climber, studied glaciers with T.H. Huxley. Married at age 56.

Samuel Sydney McClure 1857-1949. Editor, publisher, founder McClure's Magazine.

From the description of Letters to "Dear Sir" and Mr. McClure, 1890 August 10, 1891 December 11, 1892 June 24, 1892 July 3. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 57423254

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Subjects:

  • Heat
  • Motion
  • Physics--19th century
  • Physicists--Poetry
  • Physics
  • Light
  • Physicists--19th century
  • Physics--Experiments

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