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Sir John William Strutt
Birth: Nov. 12, 1842
Death: Jun. 30, 1919
Terling
Essex, England

British Physicist and Scientist. Nobel Prize Winner. Baron Lord Rayleigh, known for being the discoverer of the inert gas Argon, and for being the first to explain, through his Theory of Scattering, because the sky is blue. Graduated at Cambridge, in 1879 he was appointed Professor of Physics at the same University. His research has spaced in different branches of physics. The studies of the phenomenon of capillarity and surface tension, the phenomenon of the scattering of light and the nature of the colors, are considered fundamental for the fluid dynamics and the optic sciences. In 1894, advancing our understanding of the density of the gas, he discovered the existence of the argon gas in the atmosphere, discovery which in 1904 earned him the Nobel Prize for Physics as well as several prestigious awards. Strutt was also President of the Royal Society, and in 1908 became Rector of the University of Cambridge. During his career he has published numerous works, including "The Becquerel rays and the properties of radium," "The theory of sound" and six volumes of scientific papers. (bio by: Lucy Caldarelli) 
 
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  Evelyn Georgiana Mary Balfour Strutt (1847 - 1934)*
 
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Terling, All Saints Churchyard
Terling
Braintree District
Essex, England
 
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Originally Created by: Lucy Caldarelli
Record added: Oct 04, 2012
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Sir John William Strutt
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