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

Henry MoseleyHenry Moseley
23 November 1887
Physicist

James Prescott JouleJames Prescott Joule
24 December 1818
Physicist
John TyndallJohn Tyndall
02 August 1820
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
George Paget ThomsonGeorge Paget Thomson
03 May 1892
Physicist

John CockcroftJohn Cockcroft
27 May 1897
Physicist
Lord KelvinLord Kelvin
26 June 1824
Mathematician, Physicist

Patrick BlackettPatrick Blackett
18 November 1897
Physicist

Francis William AstonFrancis William Aston
01 September 1877
Chemist & Physicist

Lor RayleighLord Rayleigh
12 November 1842
Discoverer of Argon

Charles Thomson Rees WilsonCharles Thomson Rees Wilson
14 February 1869
Physicist
Edward Victor AppletonEdward Victor Appleton
06 September 1892
Physicist

 Owen Willans RichardsonOwen Willans Richardson
26 April 1879
Physicist

Charles Glover BarklaCharles Glover Barkla
07 June 1877
Physicist

Sir William Lawrence BraggSir William Lawrence Bragg
31 March 1890
Nobel Laureate in Physics
James Clerk MaxwellJames Clerk Maxwell
13 June 1831
Scientist

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

Robert Watson-WattRobert Watson-Watt
13 April 1892
Developer

Frederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount CherwellFrederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell
05 April 1886
Physicist, Politician, University teacher
William CrookesWilliam Crookes
17 June 1832
Chemist

John Ambrose FlemingJohn Ambrose Fleming
29 November 1849
Engineer
Oliver LodgeOliver Lodge
12 June 1851
Physicist

James JeansJames Jeans
11 September 1877
Physicist

George Biddell AiryGeorge Biddell Airy
27 July 1801
Mathematician
James DewarJames Dewar
20 September 1842
Chemist

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Lewis Fry RichardsonLewis Fry Richardson
11 October 1881
Paramedic, Cartographer, Mathematician,
William John Macquorn RankineWilliam John Macquorn Rankine
05 July 1820
Engineer, Physicist, Civil engineer, University

C. H. DouglasC. H. Douglas
20 January 1879
Engineer

Osborne ReynoldsOsborne Reynolds
23 August 1842
Physicist, Civil engineer, Engineer

Hertha AyrtonHertha Ayrton
28 April 1854
Engineer
G. I. TaylorG. I. Taylor
07 March 1886
Physicist, Engineer, Mathematician, Meteorologist
Charles Galton DarwinCharles Galton Darwin
18 December 1887
Physicist, University teacher

George Johnstone StoneyGeorge Johnstone Stoney
15 February 1826
Physicist

Horace LambHorace Lamb
27 November 1849
Mathematician

Douglas HartreeDouglas Hartree
27 March 1897
Mathematician
John Henry PoyntingJohn Henry Poynting
09 September 1852
Physicist, University teacher

John Frederic DaniellJohn Frederic Daniell
12 March 1790
Chemist

Joseph Jackson ListerJoseph Jackson Lister
11 January 1786
Physicist

John HopkinsonJohn Hopkinson
27 July 1849
Physicist

William EcclesWilliam Eccles
23 August 1875
Physicist
C. V. BoysC. V. Boys
15 March 1855
Physicist

George GreenGeorge Green
14 July 1793
Mathematician
James ChallisJames Challis
12 December 1803
Physicist

Norman Robert CampbellNorman Robert Campbell
07 March 1880
Physicist

Hugh Longbourne CallendarHugh Longbourne Callendar
18 April 1863
Physicist
Peter BarlowPeter Barlow
13 October 1776
Mathematician

Silvanus Phillips ThompsonSilvanus Phillips Thompson
19 June 1851
Electrical engineer
Sydney ChapmanSydney Chapman
29 January 1888
Mathematician