John Joly, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


John Joly

Irish scientist

Date of Birth: 01-Nov-1857

Place of Birth: Bracknagh, Leinster, Ireland

Date of Death: 08-Dec-1933

Profession: physician, physicist, geologist

Nationality: Ireland

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About John Joly

  • John Joly FRS (1 November 1857 – 8 December 1933) was an Irish physicist and professor of geology at the University of Dublin famous for his development of radiotherapy in the treatment of cancer.
  • He is also known for developing techniques to estimate accurately the age of a geological period, based on radioactive elements present in minerals, the uranium–thorium dating.

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