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George Johnstone Stoney (February 15, 1826 – July 5, 1911) was an Irish physicist famous for introducing the term electron in 1874.
Stoney's most important scientific work was the conception and calculation of the magnitude of the atom or particle of electricity, for which he coined the term "electron".
Stoney was the uncle of the physicist George FitzGerald, and distantly related to Alan Turing.
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  George Johnstone Stoney - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
George Johnstone Stoney (February 15, 1826 – July 5, 1911) was an Irish physicist.
Stoney was born on 15 February 1826 at Oak Park, near Birr, County Offaly, in the Irish midlands.
Stoney was distantly related to Alan Turing, and influenced Turing's parents to tolerate his scientific proclivities.
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 George Johnstone Stoney: biography and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
George Johnstone Stoney (February 15,1826 – July 5,1911) was an Irish (The Celtic language of Ireland) physicist (A scientist trained in physics).
Stoney was born on 15 February 1826 at Oak Park, near Birr (The basic unit of money in Ethiopia; equal to 100 cents), County Offaly (additional info and facts about County Offaly), in the Irish midlands.
Stoney died on 5 July 1911 at his home in Notting Hill (additional info and facts about Notting Hill), London (The capital and largest city of England; located on the Thames in southeastern England; financial and industrial and cultural center).
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 Profile of George Johnstone Stoney
George Johnstone Stoney (1826-1911) was born in Oakley Park, Co. Offaly and was one of a group of Irish scientists who made significant contributions to the study of spectra, that is the light of various colours emitted or absorbed by different substances.
Stoney proposed the particle or atom of electricity to be one of three fundamental units on which a whole system of physical units could be established.
George Johnstone Stoney was acknowledged for his contribution to developing the theory of electrons by H.A. Lorentz, in his Nobel Lecture in 1902.
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 Encyclopedia: G. Johnstone Stoney   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Dr Johnstone Stoney was one of the most eminent scientific men that Ireland has produced and was also one who for many years took an important part in the educational development of the country as the Secretary of the Queen's University in Ireland, until the latter was superseded by the late Royal University.
George Johnstone Stoney was born in February, 1826, and was the eldest son of Mr.
Johnstone Stoney's loss to University education in Ireland represented a gain in other directions' as he was able to devote much more time to the scientific work which he pursued, with unabated power during the remainder of his long life.
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 George Johnstone Stoney - Physicist and Mathematician - Offaly History, Famous Offaly People, Archaeology, Offaly ...
Dr Johnstone Stoney was one of the most eminent scientific men that Ireland has produced and was also one who for many years took an important part in the educational development of the country as the Secretary of the Queen's University in Ireland, until the latter was superseded by the late Royal University.
George Johnstone Stoney was born in February, 1826, and was the eldest son of Mr.
Johnstone Stoney's loss to University education in Ireland represented a gain in other directions' as he was able to devote much more time to the scientific work which he pursued, with unabated power during the remainder of his long life.
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 Stoney, George Johnstone - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Stoney, George Johnstone
He is best known for introducing the term ‘electron’ into science, calculating an approximate value for the charge of this unit of negative electricity in 1874.
Stoney was born in Oakley Park, King's County, the son of an impoverished landowner.
Stoney became a fellow of the Royal Society in 1861 and vice-president in 1898.
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 Profile of George Francis Fitzgerald
George Fitzgerald was born at Monkstown, Co. Dublin in 1851.
In 1893 George Fitzgerald married Harriette Mary Jellet, daughter of the Provost of TCD, himself a distinguished Professor of Physics.
George Fitzgerald died in 1901 at the early age of 49, an outcome determined at least in part by overwork.
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 George Francis Fitzgerald
George Francis Fitzgerald was a brilliant 19th century Irish physicist who is best remembered today as one of the proposers of a theory on the relativity of space with speed, now known as the Fitzgerald-Lorentz contraction.
George’s early education, together with his brothers and sisters, was undertakes at home, where they were tutored by M.A. Boole, a sister of George Boole, Professor of Mathematics at University College Cork and widely acknowledged as ‘The Father of Computer Science’.
George entered Trinity College Dublin (TCD) at the age of 16 to study mathematics and experimental science and he graduated in 1871 at the top of his class.
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 George Johnstone Stoney - Ancestral Research, Family History, Laois, Offaly, Genealogy
So thoroughly was Johnstone Stoney identified with the liberal and unsectarian character of the Queen's University that he retired in 1882, when political considerations led the Government of the day to adopt the materially different policy represented by the Royal University--now in turn replaced by the new National University.
Dr. Johnstone Stoney's loss to University education in Ireland represented a gain in other directions' as he was able to devote much more time to the scientific work which he pursued, with unabated power during the remainder of his long life.
Stoney's name of " Electron " is now universally used, but the remarkable fact of their existence is often assumed to have been first shown by Von Helmholtz, who gave practically the same explanation of the electrolytic laws some years afterward in his Faraday Lecture of 1881.
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George Johnstone was the elder son and third child of George Stoney and Anne (née Blood).
Stoney was the first (Philosophical Magazine, 1876) to see that the rotation of the vanes of a Crooke's radiometer was not due directly to radiation but arose from unsymmetrical impacts from the molecules within the glass envelope.
Stoney was elected to the Royal Society in 1861, was Vice-President 1898-99 and served on Council 1898-1900.
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 George Johnstone Stoney - Wiki Ireland
George Johnstone Stoney (February 15,1826 – July 5,1911) was an Irish physicist.
Stoney was born on 15 February 1826 at Oak Park, near Birr, County Offaly, in the Irish midlands.
Stoney published seventy-five scientific papers in a variety of journals, making significant contributions to cosmic physics and to the theory of gases.
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 George Johnstone Stoney - Free net encyclopedia
George Johnstone Stoney (February 15, 1826 – July 5, 1911) was an Irish physicist who coined the word electron in 1891.
Stoney was distantly related to Alan Turing, and influenced Turing's parents to tolerate his scientific proclivities.
Stoney, George Johnstone, "On a Supposed Proof of a Theorem in Wave-motion".
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 FitzGerald biography
George FitzGerald was a brilliant mathematical physicist who today is known by most scientists as one of the proposers of the FitzGerald-Lorentz contraction in the theory of relativity.
George's schooling was at home where, together with his brothers and sisters, he was tutored by M A Boole, who was George Boole's sister.
It is doubtful whether Miss Boole realised what enormous potential her pupil George had, for although he showed himself to be an excellent student of arithmetic and algebra, he was no better than an average pupil at languages and had rather a poor verbal memory.
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 Encyclopedia: George Johnstone Stoney   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
STONEY, F.R.S. We regret to announce that Dr. George Johnstone Stoney, Sc.D., F.R.S., died yesterday morning at his house in Chepstow-crescent, W. He had been seriously ill for ten months.
Stoney was born in Ireland in February, 1826.
Stoney was examined in Hebrew, chronology, metaphysics, and classics, besides his own subjects, mathematics and physics.
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 History of Science etc
George Johnstone STONEY 1826-1911, was Professor of Natural Philosophy at Queens College, Galway from 1852 to 1857, and Secretary to the Queen's University in Ireland 1857-1882(14).
Johnstone Stoney was secratary to the Queen's University of Ireland, the forerunner of the National University of Ireland, and much of his career was devoted to the administration of the university; nevertheless he was undertaking pioneering researches in molecular physics.
Stoney's calculation was limited by inaccurate experimental data; it is remarkable that the value obtained was as close as it was....he was well aware of the inaccuracy of his 'guesstimation'.
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 Vector » Physicists of Ireland (Ed. Mark McCartney et al) » George Johnstone Stoney 1826–1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Johnstone Stoney was born on 15 February 1826 at Oakley Park, Clareen, near Birr in King's County (now Offaly).
George Johnstone graduated in 1848 from Trinity College, excelling in mathematics and physics, before spending two and a half years as astronomical assistant to Lord Rosse at Parsonstown (Birr Castle) Observatory.
Stoney retained this post until the Queen's University was dissolved in 1882 and replaced by the Royal University, which was a purely examining body and the predecessor of the National University of Ireland, and the Queen's University of Belfast.
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 Adventures in CyberSound: Stoney, George Johnstone
STONEY, F.R.S. We regret to announce that Dr. George Johnstone Stoney, Sc.D., F.R.S., died yesterday morning at his house in Chepstow-crescent, W. He had been seriously ill for ten months.
He was the eldest son of George Stoney, of Oakley Park, King's County; his mother was Ann, daughter of Bindon Blood, of Cranagher and Rockforrest, county Clare.
As Secretary of the University, Stoney wrote a number of reports and minutes on educational matters, which were brought under the notice of the Chief Secretary of the day by the well-known Under-Secretary, Sir Thomas Larcom, Larcom, on his retirement from office, strongly urged that Stoney should be appointed his successor.
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 Irish Emigrant - News and jobs for the global Irish community
Amongst them were Nicholas Callan, George Francis Fitzgerald and George Johnstone Stoney, whose contributions through the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries contributed extensively to the precursor of today's advanced technology, including the wireless computer, now widely in use into the twenty-first century.
George Francis Fitzgerald, physicist, was born in Monkstown, Co. Dublin.
Fitzgerald's uncle, George Johnstone Stoney, physicist and mathematician, fundamentally advanced the electro-magnetic theory and is best known for introducing the scientific term 'electron' to science in 1891.
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George Johnstone Stoney (1826 - 1911) fue un físico irlandés que acuñó el término electrón.
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 Stoney, (George) Johnstone (1826-1911)
Irish physicist who coined the name "electron," did important work on the nature of the Sun, and applied the kinetic theory of gases to the analysis of planetary atmospheres, which had important implications for the habitability of other worlds.
Using the kinetic theory, which treats gases as collections of randomly moving particles, Stoney was able to draw conclusions about which gases would tend to escape from the atmosphere of a given planet or satellite.
It was not until 1898 that these results were published, together with other conclusions about the remaining objects in the solar system, including that Jupiter can retain all known gases (see gas giant), whereas most moons and all asteroids are devoid of an atmosphere.
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 George Johnstone Stoney --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
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 Life of George Johnstone Stoney
George Johnstone Stoney was born in Oakley Park, Co....
Stoney held that Mars is too small to retain water, thus entering from the mathematical point of view into the controversy yet unsettled as to the presence or not of water in Mars.
Stoney attributed to some of the oxides of nitrogen in its atmosphere which change colour with the temperature--so giving the Martian seasonal changes of colour.
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 History of NUI Galway, the Science Faculty and associated scientists., NUI Galway
George Johnstone Stoney was born in Oakley Park, Co. Offaly and was one of a group of Irish scientists who made significant contributions to the study of spectra, that is the light of various colours emitted or absorbed by different substances.
He was later appointed as the first Professor of Natural Philosophy at Queen’s College Galway and after that moved to Queen’s University in Dublin, where he held the position of Secretary of the Administrative Headquarters of the Queen’s Colleges.
Stoney campaigned for higher education to be available to women.
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George Stoney Dunbar, the first African American to become director of elections in Detroit, died of a heart attack Thursday at Harper Hospital in Detroit.
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 George Johnstone Stoney - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
George Johnstone Stoney - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
George Johnstone Stoney (February 15,1826 – July 5,1911) was an Irish physicist.
Of the "Electron", or Atom of Electricity (http://dbhs.wvusd.k12.ca.us/webdocs/Chem-History/Stoney-1894.html) - by G. Stoney, Philosophical Magazine, Series 5, Volume 38, p.
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