John Tyndall FRS

Died aged c. 73

John Tyndall FRS (/ˈtɪndəl/; 2 August 1820 – 4 December 1893) was a prominent 19th-century Irish physicist. His scientific fame arose in the 1850s from his study of diamagnetism. Later he made discoveries in the realms of infrared radiation and the physical properties of air, proving the connection between atmospheric CO2 and what is now known as the greenhouse effect in 1859. Tyndall also published more than a dozen science books which brought state-of-the-art 19th century experimental physics to a wide audience. From 1853 to 1887 he was professor of physics at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in London. He was elected as a member to the American Philosophical Society in 1868.

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John Tyndall F.R.S. 1820 - 1893 Professor of Natural Philosophy at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, London. A physicist who conducted research in many branches of science and established the basis of the modern physics and chemistry curricula. In 1842 he was a student at the Preston Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge, which later became the University of Central Lancashire.

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