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Lord Kelvin (1824-1907)

British mathematical physicist and engineer William Thomson, who is better known as Lord Kelvin, was born in Belfast in 1824. Thomson is best known today for inventing the international system of absolute temperature, stated in units of kelvin, which bear his name. 253 more words

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Lord Kelvin in Watercolour

In December last year we were contacted by a distant relation of Professor Hugh Blackburn, professor of Mathematics at the University 1849-1879, who is in possession of a very charming and unusual image of Lord Kelvin. 100 more words

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