Happy Birthday William Thomson: #KelvinWeek

It is the birthday of the late Scottish mathematical physicist and engineer, William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin OM GCVO PC PRS FRSE. He is profoundly known for the invention of  the Kelvin Scale. This man has greatly contributed to the field of mathematics, engineering and physics. Let’s learn a few facts about Lord William Thomson and celebrate this week with StudMonk as #KelvinWeek.

7 facts about William Thomson

  1. William Thomson lived a fulfilling life from 26 June 1824-17 December 1907.
  2. Kelvin Scale: a scale of temperature with absolute zero as zero (0 K), and the triple point of water as exactly 273.15 degrees (−273.15 °C or −459.67 °F).
  3. Other than the invention of the Kelvin Scale, he has major contribution in developing the first and the second Law of Thermodynamics, Electric Telegraph and Mariner’s Compass.
  4. He was the first British scientist ever as the member of the House of Lords.
  5. He was knighted by Queen Victoria as Sir William Thomson, and in 1892, he was bestowed as Baron Kelvin, of Largs in the County of Ayr for his intellectual inputs.
  6. In 1899, he was made the Vice Chairman of the board of the British company Kodak Limited.
  7. He was the Professor of Natural Philosophy for over 50 years in the University of Glasgow. He was offered similar positions by multiple colleges and universities which he declined.


Happy Birthday William Thomson: #KelvinWeek

Happy Birthday William Thomson: #KelvinWeek

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Vinny Ahluwalia

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Miss Vinny Ahluwalia is a versatile professional content writer having worked in the field of entertainment and culinary arts. She is now working with StudMonk as Senior Content Writer and writes about Education. She believes in providing up-to-date information to students preparing for Engineering and Medical entrance examinations in India.
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