John Henry Poynting
(1852-1914)

Died aged c. 62

John Henry Poynting (9 September 1852 – 30 March 1914) was an English physicist. He was a professor of physics at Mason Science College, from 1880 to 1900, and then the successor institution, the University of Birmingham until his death.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

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John Henry Poynting, first Professor of Physics, determined the mass of Earth in Birmingham in 1890

Poynting Building, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom where they was

John Henry Poynting FRS 1852-1914 Physicist, born in Monton discovered the Poynting vector, and weighed the earth. Attended this Church until 1878

Monton Green, Monton, United Kingdom where they worshipped -1878) and was born near (1852)