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Poynting, John Henry.
Adm. sizar at TRINITY, Jan. 24, 1872. [Yst.] s. of [the Rev.] Thomas Elford [Unitarian Minister], of Monton, Eccles, near Manchester.
B. there [Sept. 9], 1852.
School [private (his father) and] Owens College, Manchester, and London University (B.Sc. 1872). Matric. Michs. 1872; Scholar, 1874; B.A. (3rd Wrangler) 1876; M.A. 1879; Sc.D. 1887; Adams prize, 1893; Hopkins prize, 1903.
Fellow, 1878-80.
Professor of Physics at Biringham University, 1880-1914.
F.R.S., 1888; Royal medal, 1905.
President of Section A, of the British Association, 1899.
President of the Physical Society, 1909-11.
Married, June 9, 1880, Maria Adney, dau. of the Rev. J. Cropper, late of Stand, near Manchester, and had issue.
Author, On the Mean Density of the Earth (Adams prize essay); A Text-Book of Physics (with Sir J. J. Thomson); The Pressure of Light; The Earth; etc.
Died Mar. 30, 1914.
(D.N.B.; Who was Who; Proceedings of the R.S., 1916, 92.)
John Henry POYNTING
Approx. lifespan: 1852–1914
sizar Trinity College adm1872:01:24
Yst.] s. of [Rev.] Thomas Elford [Unitarian
Minister:, of Monton, Eccles, near Manchester, [Lancashire],
b. there 1852:[09:09]
School [private (his father) and] Sch: Owens College Owens, Manchester, [Lancashire], , and Sch: London University London, [London], (B.Sc. (1872)
Matric 1872:10MT:
Scholar 1874
BA 3 rd Wrangler 1876
MA 1879
ScD 1887
Adams Prize 1893
Hopkins Prize 1903
Fellow 1878-80
Professor of Physics: Sch: Biringham University Biringham, [Warwickshire], 1880-1914
FRS 1888
Royal Medal: 1905
President of: : Section A, of British Association 1899
President of: : Physical Society 1909-11
m. 1880:06:09 Maria Adney CROPPER dau. of Rev. J. CROPPER, late of Stand, near Manchester, [Lancashire],
had issue
Publ.: On the Mean Density of the Earth (Adams Prize essay); A Text-Book of Physics (with Sir J. J. Thomson); The Pressure of Light; The Earth ; etc.
d. 1914:03:30
( D.N.B.; Who was Who; Proceedings of the R.S. 1916, 92)

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