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  • FitzGerald, George Francis,

FitzGerald, George Francis, 1851-1901. (Personal Name)

Preferred form: FitzGerald, George Francis, 1851-1901.
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  • Fitzgerald, G. F. (George Francis), 1851-1901.

LC, 24th Sept., 2014 : DIB : physicist, was born 3 August 1851 at Kill o<U+2019> the Grange rectory, Monstown, Co. Dublin, he entered TCD, and took first place in mathematics and experimental science in 1871. Having secured a college fellowship in 1877, he became Erasmus Smith professor of natural and experimental philosophy in 1881In 1883 he was elected FRS, and he was awarded the Society's Royal Medal in 1899. He served as president of the Physical Society of London 1892<U+2013>3, and was an active editor of the Philosophical Magazine in the 1890s.

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