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William Thomson, Lord Kelvin (1824–1907)

Thomson, Sir William—Lord Kelvin. A British physicist, mathematician, engineer, and inventor of the highest rank; born in Belfast, Ireland, June 1824; died on Dec. 17, 1907. He became professor of natural philosophy in the University of Glasgow at twenty-two. His scientific papers have been published under the titles ‘Reprints of Papers on Electrostatics and Magnetism’ (1872); ‘Mathematical and Physical Papers’ (1882–90); ‘Popular Lectures and Addresses’; ‘On Heat’; ‘On Elasticity.’ In 1867, in collaboration with Professor Tait of Edinburgh, he issued his first volume of ‘A Treatise on Natural Philosophy’ (2d. ed. in 2 parts, 1879).