physicist, born at Edinburgh, the grandson of Sir William, and the son of the first lady-love of Sir Walter Scott, and very like her; was called to the bar in 1830; physical science, however, was his ruling passion, and in 1833 he became professor of Natural Philosophy in Edinburgh University, from which he was called in 1859 to the Principalship of the United College, St. Andrews, in which he succeeded Sir David Brewster, whom he had defeated in obtaining the Edinburgh chair; he made some valuable contributions to natural science, including discoveries in the polarisation of heat and in regard to the motion of glaciers, to investigate which he travelled in Norway and in the Alps (1809-1868).

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.

Поможем написать курсовую

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Forbes, James David — ▪ Scottish physicist born April 20, 1809, Edinburgh died Dec. 31, 1868, Edinburgh       Scottish physicist noted for his research on heat conduction and glaciers.       Educated at the University of Edinburgh, Forbes became a professor there in… …   Universalium

  • Forbes, James David — (1809 1868)    Natural Philosopher, s. of Sir William F., of Pitsligo, was b. and ed. at Edin. He studied law, and was called to the Bar, but devoted himself to science, in which he gained a great reputation both as a discoverer and teacher. He… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • James David Forbes — Retrato de Life and Letters of James David Forbes, 1873. Nacimiento 20 de abril de 1809 …   Wikipedia Español

  • James David Forbes — James David Forbes. James David Forbes (* 20. April 1809 in Colinton bei Edinburgh; † 31. Dezember 1868) war ein schottischer Physiker. Leben Forbes studierte an der Universität Edinburgh, an der er ab 1833 Professor …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • James David Forbes — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Forbes. James David Forbes James David Forbes (20 avril 1809 31 décembre …   Wikipédia en Français

  • James David Forbes — Infobox Scientist name = James David Forbes box width = image width =150px caption = James David Forbes birth date = April 20, 1809 birth place = Edinburgh death date = December 31, 1868 death place = residence = citizenship = nationality =… …   Wikipedia

  • James Forbes — may refer to: * Reverend James A. Forbes, Jr. (b. 1935), Senior Minister of New York s Riverside Church * James Forbes (artist) (1749 ndash;1819), British artist * James Forbes (screenwriter) (1871 ndash;1938), Canadian American movie… …   Wikipedia

  • Forbes — is an American publishing and media company. Its flagship publication, Forbes magazine, is published bi weekly. Its primary competitors in the national business magazine category are Fortune , which is also published bi weekly, and Business Week …   Wikipedia

  • Forbes — bezeichnet: Forbes Magazine, US amerikanisches Wirtschaftsmagazin der Forbes Inc. den deutschen Namen der Stadt Borovany, Okres České Budějovice, Tschechien Forbes (Clan) Forbes (Band), schwedische Band Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Forbes… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • David Boies — Boies at the 2011 Time 100 Gala Born March 11, 1941 (1941 03 11) (age 70) Marengo, Illinois …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”