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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

Electricity

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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Australiana

Sponsorship

Savanna Energy provided Bronze Sponsorship toward the 2014 Western Rivers Cup for Indigenous Cricket. To show their appreciation for Savanna’s support, Don Goldade (blue shirt) was presented with a cricket bat painted with Savanna’s logo and Indigenous art. 371 more words

Savanna

What does science history teach us?

Now there’s a question to stop up and reflect upon, assuming of course that you have received instruction in the historical aspects of natural philosophy. Then again you may not have. 1,071 more words

Thermodynamics