Joseph Larmor

Sir Joseph Larmor FRS FRSE (11 July 1857 – 19 May 1942) was an Irish[2] and British physicist and mathematician who made breakthroughs in the understanding of electricity, dynamics, thermodynamics, and the electron theory of matter. His most influential work was Aether and Matter, a theoretical physics book published in 1900.


Joseph Larmor

Born(1857-07-11)11 July 1857
Magheragall, County Antrim, Ireland
Died19 May 1942(1942-05-19) (aged 84)
Alma materRoyal Belfast Academical Institution
Queen's University Belfast
St John's College, Cambridge
Known forLarmor precession
Larmor radius
Larmor's theorem
Larmor formula
Relativity of simultaneity
AwardsSmith's Prize (1880)
Senior Wrangler (1880)
Fellow of the Royal Society (1892)
Adams Prize (1898)
Lucasian Professor of Mathematics (1903)
De Morgan Medal (1914)
Royal Medal (1915)
Copley Medal (1921)
Scientific career
FieldsPhysics
InstitutionsSt John's College, Cambridge
Queen's College, Galway
Academic advisorsEdward Routh
Doctoral studentsKwan-ichi Terazawa