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

Henry MoseleyHenry Moseley
23 November 1887

James Prescott JouleJames Prescott Joule
24 December 1818

Arthur EddingtonArthur Eddington
28 December 1882
John TyndallJohn Tyndall
02 August 1820

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

William Henry BraggWilliam Henry Bragg
02 July 1862
Nobel Prize Winner in Physics

Lord KelvinLord Kelvin
26 June 1824
Mathematician, Physicist
Patrick BlackettPatrick Blackett
18 November 1897

John CockcroftJohn Cockcroft
27 May 1897
George Paget ThomsonGeorge Paget Thomson
03 May 1892

Francis William AstonFrancis William Aston
01 September 1877
Chemist & Physicist

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

Charles Glover BarklaCharles Glover Barkla
07 June 1877
Lor RayleighLord Rayleigh
12 November 1842
Discoverer of Argon

 Owen Willans RichardsonOwen Willans Richardson
26 April 1879

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

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

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

William CrookesWilliam Crookes
17 June 1832
Chemist, Physicist, Psychic

George Biddell AiryGeorge Biddell Airy
27 July 1801
Mathematician, Astronomer, Physicist, University
James DewarJames Dewar
20 September 1842
Physicist, Chemist, Inventor
John Ambrose FlemingJohn Ambrose Fleming
29 November 1849
Inventor, Physicist, Engineer, University teacher

Frederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount CherwellFrederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell
05 April 1886
Physicist, Politician, University teacher

Oliver LodgeOliver Lodge
12 June 1851
Physicist, Engineer

Osborne ReynoldsOsborne Reynolds
23 August 1842
Physicist, Civil engineer, Engineer
William John Macquorn RankineWilliam John Macquorn Rankine
05 July 1820
Engineer, Physicist, Civil engineer, University

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

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

G. I. TaylorG. I. Taylor
07 March 1886
Physicist, Engineer, Mathematician, Meteorologist

Joseph LarmorJoseph Larmor
11 July 1857
John Henry PoyntingJohn Henry Poynting
09 September 1852
Physicist, University teacher

George Johnstone StoneyGeorge Johnstone Stoney
15 February 1826
James Hopwood JeansJames Hopwood Jeans
11 September 1877
Mathematician, Physicist, Astronomer