Hertha Ayrton

woman and physicist

Died aged c. 69

Phoebe Sarah Hertha Ayrton (28 April 1854 – 26 August 1923) was a British engineer, mathematician, physicist and inventor, and suffragette. Known in adult life as Hertha Ayrton, born Phoebe Sarah Marks, she was awarded the Hughes Medal by the Royal Society for her work on electric arcs and ripple marks in sand and water.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

Hertha Ayrton 1854-1923 physicist lived here 1903-1923

41 Norfolk Square, Westminster, W2, London, United Kingdom where they lived (1903-1923)

Hertha Ayrton engineer, physicist and inventor. First woman to be nominated as a Fellow of the Royal Society. Suffragette and vigorous supporter of Women's right. Born in Portsea on the site of this building in 1854.

Motiv8 building, Queens Streen, Portsea, Portsmouth, United Kingdom where they was born (1854)