John Tyndall, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


John Tyndall

British scientist

Date of Birth: 02-Aug-1820

Place of Birth: County Carlow, Leinster, Ireland

Date of Death: 04-Dec-1893

Profession: physicist, inventor, philosopher, mountaineer, glaciologist

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About John Tyndall

  • John Tyndall FRS (; 2 August 1820 – 4 December 1893) was a prominent 19th-century Irish physicist.
  • His initial scientific fame arose in the 1850s from his study of diamagnetism.
  • Later he made discoveries in the realms of infrared radiation and the physical properties of air, proving the connection between atmospheric CO2 and what is now known as the greenhouse effect in 1859. Tyndall also published more than a dozen science books which brought state-of-the-art 19th century experimental physics to a wide audience.
  • From 1853 to 1887 he was professor of physics at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in London.

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