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William Thomson

was born 198 years ago

26 June 1824

William Thomson (Lord Kelvin) became Professor of Natural Philosophy at Glasgow at a very young age. He made important contributions to many areas of Physics including electricity, magnetism and thermodynamics. His work on the first trans-Atlantic telegraph cable made his fortune.

Find out more at: https://mathshistory.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Thomson/