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John Henry Poynting

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Professor John Henry Poynting (1852-1914), Physicist of Mason Science College, Birmingham

1852 Born in Manchester.

Attended Owens College, Manchester, and London University (B.Sc. 1872).

1872 Admitted to Trinity College, Cambridge

1874 Graduated B.A. (3rd Wrangler)

1878-80 Fellow of the college.

1880-14 Professor of Physics at Birmingham University

1888 Admitted to the Royal Society

1899 President of Section A, of the British Association.

1909-11 (sic) President of the Physical Society

1914 Died March 30


1914 Obituary.[1]



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