Quotes by William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin

About William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin:

William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin was a British mathematical physicist and engineer who was born in Belfast in 1824. At the University of Glasgow he did important work in the mathematical analysis of electricity and formulation of the first and second laws of thermodynamics, and did much to unify the emerging discipline of physics in its modern form. He worked closely with mathematics professor Hugh Blackburn in his work. He also had a career as an electric telegraph engineer and inventor, which propelled him into the public eye and ensured his wealth, fame and honour. For his work on the transatlantic telegraph project he was knighted by Queen Victoria, becoming Sir William Thomson. He had extensive maritime interests and was most noted for his work on the mariner's compass, which had previously been limited in reliability.

Author Bio

  • NameWilliam Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin
  • DescriptionBritish physicist and engineer
  • AliasesWilliam Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin; The Lord Kelvin; Lord Kelvin
  • BornJune 26, 1824
  • DiedDecember 17, 1907
  • CountryUnited Kingdom; Australia
  • ProfessionPhysicist; Scientist; Mathematician
  • AwardsOrder Of Merit For Arts And Science; Fellow Of The Royal Society; Knight Grand Cross Of The Royal Victorian Order; Copley Medal; Royal Medal; John Fritz Medal