John Tyndall

John Tyndall FRS (/ˈtɪndəl/; 2 August 1820 – 4 December 1893) was a prominent 19th-century Irish physicist. His initial 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.

John Tyndall

Born(1820-08-02)2 August 1820
Leighlinbridge, County Carlow, Ireland
Died(1893-12-04)4 December 1893 (aged 73)
Haslemere, Surrey, England, UK
NationalityIrish
Alma materUniversity of Marburg
Known forAtmosphere, physics education,
Tyndall effect, diamagnetism,
infrared radiation, Tyndallization
AwardsRoyal Medal (1853)
Rumford Medal (1864)
Scientific career
FieldsPhysics, chemistry
InstitutionsRoyal Institution of Great Britain
Doctoral studentsMihajlo Idvorski Pupin[1][2]
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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.[3]


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