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 George Gabriel Stokes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Stokes made important contributions to fluid dynamics (including the Navier-Stokes equations), optics, and mathematical physics (including Stokes' theorem).
George Stokes was the youngest son of the Reverend Gabriel Stokes, rector of Skreen, County Sligo, where he was born.
In 1852, in his famous paper on the change of wavelength of light, he described the phenomenon of fluorescence, as exhibited by fluorspar and uranium glass, materials which he viewed as having the power to convert invisible ultra-violet radiation into radiation of longer wavelengths that are visible.
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 George Gabriel Stokes -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Sir George Gabriel Stokes, 1st Baronet (August 13, 1819 – February 1, 1903) was an (The Celtic language of Ireland) Irish (A person skilled in mathematics) mathematician and (A scientist trained in physics) physicist.
George Stokes was the youngest son of the Rev. Gabriel Stokes, (A person authorized to conduct religious worship) rector of Skreen, (Click link for more info and facts about County Sligo) County Sligo, where he was born.
In the same year, 1852, there appeared the paper on the composition and resolution of streams of polarized light from different sources, and in 1853 an investigation of the metallic (The phenomenon of a propagating wave (light or sound) being thrown back from a surface) reflection exhibited by certain non-metallic substances.
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 Read about George Gabriel Stokes at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research George Gabriel Stokes and learn about George ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
George Stokes was the youngest son of the Rev. Gabriel Stokes, rector of
Royal Society, of which he had been one of the secretaries since 1854, and thus, being at the same time Lucasian professor, he united in himself three offices which had only once before been held by one man, Sir Isaac Newton, who, however, did not hold all three simultaneously.
Stokes was the oldest of the trio of natural philosophers,
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 Robert Boyle, Richard Kirwan and George Stokes
George Stokes a great physicist and mathematician, was born in Skreen, co Sligo.
He was a pioneer in the science of geodesy (the study of the size and shape of the Earth and its gravitational field), and published a paper in 1849 on the variation of gravity at the surface of the Earth.
In 1851 George was elected to the Royal Society (London) and three years later became its secretary, a post he held for 30 years until he was elected president.
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