George Francis FitzGerald, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


George Francis FitzGerald

Irish physicist

Date of Birth: 03-Aug-1851

Place of Birth: Dublin, Leinster, Ireland

Date of Death: 22-Feb-1901

Profession: physicist, university teacher

Nationality: Ireland

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About George Francis FitzGerald

  • Prof George Francis FitzGerald (3 August 1851 – 22 February 1901) was an Irish academic who was Erasmus Smith's Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy (1881-1901) at Trinity College Dublin (TCD).
  • FitzGerald is known for his work in electromagnetic theory and for the Lorentz–FitzGerald contraction, which became an integral part of Einstein's special theory of relativity.
  • A crater on the far side of the Moon is named for him, as is a building at TCD.

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