John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh

(Reguidit frae Lord Rayleigh)

John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, OM, PRS (12 November 1842 – 30 Juin 1919) wis an Inglis pheesicist who, wi William Ramsay, discovered argon, an achievement for which he earned the Nobel Prize for Pheesics in 1904. He an aa discovered the phenomenon nou cried Rayleigh scatterin, explainin why the sky is blue, an predictit the existence o the surface waves nou kent as Rayleigh waves. Rayleigh's textbeuk, The Theory o Soond, is still referred tae bi acoustic ingineers the day.

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John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh
Born12 November 1842(1842-11-12)
Langford Grove, Maldon, Essex, Ingland
Died30 Juin 1919(1919-06-30) (aged 76)
Terling Place, Witham, Essex, Ingland
NaitionalityUnited Kingdom
Alma materVarsity o Cambridge
Kent forDiscovery o argon
Rayleigh waves
Rayleigh scatterin
Rayleigh criterion
Duplex Theory
Theory o Soond
Rayleigh flow
Rayleigh-Plesset equation
Rayleigh–Taylor instability
AwairdsNobel Prize for Pheesics (1904) Copley Medal (1899)
Scientific career
InstitutionsVarsity o Cambridge
Academic advisorsEdward John Routh
Notable studentsJ. J. Thomson
George Paget Thomson
Jagdish Chandra Bose
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