Find out more about the greatest 19th Century British Physicists, including Ernest Rutherford, J. J. Thomson, James Chadwick, William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin and Henry Moseley.
Ernest RutherfordErnest Rutherford
30 August 1871
Physicist, Chemist
J J ThompsonJ. J. Thomson
18 December 1856
Physicist, Nobel Prize Winner

James ChadwickJames Chadwick
20 October 1891
Discoverer of Neutron

Arthur EddingtonArthur Eddington
28 December 1882
Astronomer

James Prescott JouleJames Prescott Joule
24 December 1818
Physicist

Henry MoseleyHenry Moseley
23 November 1887
Physicist
John TyndallJohn Tyndall
02 August 1820
Physicist

Lord KelvinLord Kelvin
26 June 1824
Mathematician, Physicist

Sir George Stokes, 1st BaronetSir George Stokes, 1st Baronet
13 August 1819
Mathematician

William Henry BraggWilliam Henry Bragg
02 July 1862
Nobel Prize Winner in Physics
John CockcroftJohn Cockcroft
27 May 1897
Physicist

George Paget ThomsonGeorge Paget Thomson
03 May 1892
Physicist
Patrick BlackettPatrick Blackett
18 November 1897
Physicist

Lor RayleighLord Rayleigh
12 November 1842
Discoverer of Argon

Francis William AstonFrancis William Aston
01 September 1877
Chemist & Physicist
Edward Victor AppletonEdward Victor Appleton
06 September 1892
Physicist

Charles Thomson Rees WilsonCharles Thomson Rees Wilson
14 February 1869
Physicist
Charles Glover BarklaCharles Glover Barkla
07 June 1877
Physicist

 Owen Willans RichardsonOwen Willans Richardson
26 April 1879
Physicist

Sir William Lawrence BraggSir William Lawrence Bragg
31 March 1890
Nobel Laureate in Physics
James Clerk MaxwellJames Clerk Maxwell
 

Joseph SwanJoseph Swan
31 October 1828
Chemist, Physicist, Inventor
Oliver HeavisideOliver Heaviside
18 May 1850
Mathematician, Physicist, Engineer, Telegraphy

Charles WheatstoneCharles Wheatstone
06 February 1802
Cryptographer, Mathematician, Physicist, Engineer,

William CrookesWilliam Crookes
17 June 1832
Chemist, Physicist, Psychic

Frederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount CherwellFrederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell
05 April 1886
Physicist, Politician, University teacher
John Ambrose FlemingJohn Ambrose Fleming
29 November 1849
Inventor, Physicist, Engineer, University teacher
James DewarJames Dewar
20 September 1842
Physicist, Chemist, Inventor

George Biddell AiryGeorge Biddell Airy
27 July 1801
Mathematician, Astronomer, Physicist, University

Lewis Fry RichardsonLewis Fry Richardson
11 October 1881
Paramedic, Cartographer, Mathematician,

Oliver LodgeOliver Lodge
12 June 1851
Physicist, Engineer
Osborne ReynoldsOsborne Reynolds
23 August 1842
Physicist, Civil engineer, Engineer

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William John Macquorn RankineWilliam John Macquorn Rankine
05 July 1820
Engineer, Physicist, Civil engineer, University

Charles Galton DarwinCharles Galton Darwin
18 December 1887
Physicist, University teacher

William Lawrence BraggWilliam Lawrence Bragg
31 March 1890
Mathematician, Physicist, University teacher

G. I. TaylorG. I. Taylor
07 March 1886
Physicist, Engineer, Mathematician, Meteorologist
George Johnstone StoneyGeorge Johnstone Stoney
15 February 1826
Physicist

John Henry PoyntingJohn Henry Poynting
09 September 1852
Physicist, University teacher
James Hopwood JeansJames Hopwood Jeans
11 September 1877
Mathematician, Physicist, Astronomer

Patrick Blackett, Baron BlackettPatrick Blackett, Baron Blackett
18 November 1897
Politician, Physicist, Scientist

Joseph John ThomsonJoseph John Thomson
18 December 1856
Mathematician, Physicist
John William StruttJohn William Strutt
12 November 1842
Physicist