Lord Rayleigh


Biographical Sketch of Lord Rayleigh

John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, an English physicist who, with William Ramsay,

(c) Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

Born in England, 1842-1919
Discovered of Argon, Rayleigh waves, Rayleigh scattering, Rayleigh criterion, Duplex theory, Sound theory, Rayleigh flow, Rayleigh-Plesset equation, Rayleigh–Schrödinger perturbation theory, Rayleigh–Taylor instability, Rayleigh–Jeans law


Nobel Prize,  1904

Smith’s Prize, 1865

Copley Medal, 1882

De Morgan Medal, 1890

Royal Medal, 1894

Matteucci Medal, 1899

Albert Medal, 1905

Elliott Cresson Medal, 1913

Rumford Medal, 1914

Lord Rayleigh’s Declarations

“I have never thought the materialist view possible, and I look to a power beyond what we see.”

Lord Rayleigh





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