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William Thomson (Lord Kelvin)

William Thomson (Lord Kelvin) (1814 - 1907) work brought together many areas of physics in particular; heat, thermodynamics, mechanics, hydrodynamics, magnetism, and electricity.

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Lord William Thomson Kelvin

A good biography with links to related pages.

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A brief history of thermometers

A great explanation how Gabriel Fahrenheit, Anders Celsius and Lord Kelvin came to their own conclusions when it came to measuring heat and cold.

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Lord (John William Strutt) Rayleigh

Biography of Lord Rayleigh (1841 - 1919), who received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1904 for his investigations on the density of gases, and for his discovery of argon.

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John William Strutt - Lord Rayleigh

John William Strutt - Lord Rayleigh (1841 - 1919) received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1904 for his successful isolation of argon, an inert atmospheric gas.

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Lord Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett

Lord Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett (1897 - 1974) work was focused on cosmic rays and he helped designed a counter-controlled cloud chamber, a brilliant invention which managed to make cosmic rays ...

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Cosmic Background Radiation

A uniform background radiation in the microwave region of the spectrum is observed in all directions in the sky. It shows the wavelength dependence of a "black body" radiator at about 3 Kelvins ...

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Kelvin's Thunderstorm

This site describes how falling water can be used to generate high voltages

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Convert Me.com

Easy conversion between different unit systems. Eg type in Kelvin degrees and get answers in Celsius, Farenheit, Reaumur and Rankine.

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Proton Fusion

This is the process which fuels the Sun and other stars which have core temperatures less than 15 million Kelvin. A reaction cycle yields about 15 MeV of energy.

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