Poggendorff was a physicist of high although not of the very highest rank.
JOHANN KARL FRIEDRICH ZOLLNER (1834-1882), German astronomer and physicist, was born at Berlin on the 8th of November 1834.
Dalton, who was a mathematical physicist even more than a chemist, had given much thought to the study of gases.
ALBERT EINSTEIN (1879-), German-Swiss physicist, was born of Jewish parents at Ulm in the kingdom of Wurttemberg on May 14 1879.
FRANZ ERNST NEUMANN (1798-1895), German mineralogist, physicist and mathematician, was born at Joachimstal on the Il th of September 1798.
AUGUST ADOLPH EDUARD EBERHARD KUNDT (1839-1894), German physicist, was born at Schwerin in Mecklenburg on the, 8th of November 1839.
GUSTAV HEINRICH WIEDEMANN (1826-1899), German physicist, was born at Berlin on the 2nd of October 1826.
JOHN WILLIAM STRUTT RAYLEIGH, 3rd baron (1842-), English physicist, was born in Essex on the 12th of November 1842, being the son of the 2nd baron.'
The highest form of the doctrine is scientific materialism, by which term is meant the doctrine so commonly adopted by the physicist, zoologist and biologist.
LEOPOLDO NOBILI (1784-1835), Italian physicist, born at Reggio nell' Emilia in 1784, was in youth an officer of artillery, but afterwards became professor of physics in the archducal museum at Florence, the old habitat of the Accademia del Cimento.
The European ferment of ideas which preceded the French Revolution expressed itself in men like Alfieri, the fierce denouncer of tyrants, Beccaria, the philosopher of criminal jurisprudence, Volta, the physicist, and numerous political economists of Tuscany.
JOHN THOMAS ROMNEY ROBINSON (1792-1882), Irish astronomer and physicist, was born in Dublin on the 23rd of April 1792.
1738, Pierre Louis Moreau de Maupertuis, Alexis Claude Clairaut, Charles Etienne Louis Camus, Pierre Charles Lemonnier and the Swedish physicist Celsius measured an arc of the meridian in Lapland.
PETER GUTHRIE TAIT (1831-1901), Scottish physicist, was born at Dalkeith on the 28th of April 1831.
JOHANN CHRISTIAN POGGENDORFF (1796-1877), German physicist, was born in Hamburg on the 29th of December 1796.
To the physicist matter is presented in three leading forms - solids, liquids and gases; and although further subdivisions have been rendered necessary with the growth of knowledge the same principle is retained, namely, a classification based on properties having no relation to composition.
A physicist, however, does more than merely quantitatively determine specific properties of matter; he endeavours to establish mathematical laws which co-ordinate his observations, and in many cases the equations expressing such laws contain functions or terms which pertain solely to the chemical composition of matter.
HEINRICH RUDOLF HERTZ (1857-1894), German physicist, was born at Hamburg on the 22nd of February 1857.
In the investigation of these relations, the physicist and chemist meet on common ground; this union has been attended by fruitful and far-reaching results, and the correlation of physical properties and chemical composition is one of the most important ramifications of physical chemistry.
GIOVANNI ALFONSO BORELLI (1608-1679), Italian physiologist and physicist, was born at Naples on the 28th of January 1608.
ADAM KARL AUGUST VON ESCHENMAYER (1768-1852), German philosopher and physicist, was born at Neuenburg in Wurttemberg in July 1768.
WILLIAM JOHN MACQUORN RANKINE (1820-1872), Scottish engineer and physicist, was born at Edinburgh on the 5th of July 1820, and completed his education in its university.
HEINRICH GUSTAV MAGNUS (1802-1870), German chemist and physicist, was born at Berlin on the 2nd of May 1802.
CHRISTIAAN HUYGENS (1629-1695), Dutch mathematician, mechanician, astronomer and physicist, was born at the Hague on the 14th of April 1629.
CARLO MATTEUCCI (1811-1868), Italian physicist, was born at Forli on the 10th of June 1811.
JOHANN HEINRICH LAMBERT (1728-1777), German physicist, mathematician and astronomer, was born at Mulhausen, Alsace, on the 26th of August 1728.
JOHN HOPKINSON (1849-1898), English engineer and physicist, was born in Manchester on the 27th of July 1849.
CHARLES CAGNIARD DE LA TOUR (1777-1859), French engineer and physicist, was born in Paris on the 31st of March 1 777, and after attending the Ecole Polytechnique became one of the ingenieurs geographiques.
JAMES DAVID FORBES (1809-1868), Scottish physicist, was the fourth son of Sir William Forbes, 7th baronet of Pitsligo, and was born at Edinburgh on the 10th of April 1809.
JOSEPH BLACK (1728-1799), Scottish chemist and physicist, was born in 1728 at Bordeaux, where his father - a native of Belfast but of Scottish descent - was engaged in the wine trade.
He was also a great physicist and had arrived at the nebular hypothesis theory of the formation of the planets and the sun long before Kant and Laplace.
Secondly, his theory of inference contains the admission that we infer beyond sensations: he remarks that the space of the geometer is beyond space-sensations, and the time of the physicist does not coincide with time-sensations, because it uses measurements such as the rotation of the earth and the vibrations of the pendulum.
SIR CHARLES WHEATSTONE (1802-1875), English physicist and the practical founder of modern telegraphy, was born at Gloucester in February 1802, his father being a music-seller in that city.
EDWARD CHARLES PICKERING (1846-), American physicist and astronomer, was born in Boston on the 1 9 th of July 1846.
ANDERS JONAS ANGSTROM (1814-1874), Swedish physicist, was born on the 13th of August 1814 at LOgdO, Medelpad, Sweden.
WILLIAM SPOTTISWOODE (1825-1883), English mathematician and physicist, was born in London on the IIth of January 1825.
Among the scientific celebrities were de Saussure, the most many-sided of all; de Candolle and Boissier, the botanists; Alphonse Favre and Necker, the geologists; Marignac, the chemist; Deluc, the physicist, and Plantamour, the astronomer.
JULIUS ROBERT MAYER (1814-1878), German physicist, was born at Heilbronn on the 25th of November 1814, studied medicine at Tubingen, Munich and Paris, and after a journey to Java in 1840 as surgeon of a Dutch vessel obtained a medical post in his native town.
ARMAND HIPPOLYTE LOUIS FIZEAU (1819-1896), French physicist, was born at Paris on the 23rd of September 1819.
JAMES PRESCOTT JOULE (1818-1889), English physicist, was born on the 24th of December 1818, at Salford, near Manchester.
Savart's toothed wheel apparatus, named alter Felix Savart (1791-1841), a French physicist and surgeon, consists of a brass wheel, whose edge is divided into a number of equal projecting teeth distributed uniformly over the circumference, and which is capable of rapid rotation about an axis perpendicular to its plane and passing through its centre, by means of a series of multiplying wheels, the last of which is turned round by the hand.
NICOL 1768-18511, Scottish physicist, was born about 1768, and died Edinburgh on the 2nd of September 1851.