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HEAVISIDE, Oliver FRS

Forenames: Oliver

Last name: HEAVISIDE

Titles and Honours: FRS

Date of birth: 1850-01-01

Date of death: 1925-01-01

Date of Election: 1894-04-17

Honorary Member? Yes

Obituaries:

Present in the Dictionary of National Biography? Yes

Publications:

First technical article in "The English Mechanic" 1872; papers to "Philosophical Magazine"; 1885 -87, papers in "The Electrician".

Place of Residence:

Notes:

Mathematical physicist and electrician, 1870 -74, telegraph operator at Newcastle (Great N Telegraph Co); 1876 - 89 studied in London. Partially deaf. Faraday medallist of IEE. Hon Mem of American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Experimented with wireless telegraphy (sufficiently conducting 'layer' in atmosphere to aid transmission of 'wireless' waves - "Heaviside layer"

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