The Duke was so impressed by this boy, that he offered him a grant that lasted from then until the Duke's death in 1806. Karl began to study at the Collegium Carolinum in 1792. He went on to the University of Gottingen, and by 1799 was awarded his doctorate from the University. However, by that time most of his significant mathematical discoveries had been made, and he took up his interest in astronomy in 1801. By about 1807, Gauss began to gain recognition from countries all over the world.
Lord Kelvin, or William Thomson, was destined for greatness at birth. He was born June 26, 1824 in Belfast, Ireland. His father was a prestigious mathematics professor at Glasgow University and his brother later became a professor of engineering (Webster 2). Both William Thomson and his older brother, James, were homeschooled by their father, also named James Thomson, in their early years. Their father encouraged them to discover and pursue all academic possibilities.
His mother died when he was six years old. His father, James Thomson, who was a textbook writer, taught mathematics, first in Belfast and later as a professor at the University of Glasgow. He taught his sons the most recent mathematics, with an unusually close relationship between a dominant father and a submissive son while laying a strict lifestyle for his children which later served to develop William's extraordinary mind. While most normal children attended elementary school, William, age 10 and his brother James, age 11 attended Glasgow University. While at the university, William showed an outstanding interest in the world of science when at the age of 15 he won a gold medal at Glasgow University for "An Essay on the Figure of the Earth," in which he exhibited exceptional mathematical ability.
He soon realized that he should spend his inheritance attending Westminster School, where he lodged with Dr. Richard Rusby. Robert had a large interest in mechanical objects and was encouraged greatly by Dr. Busby. Within the first week of being with Dr. Busby, Hooke was able to work through many books of Euclid's geometry. He was soon allowed unsupervised access to Dr. Busby's library. When Robert was eighteen he moved on and attended Oxford, where he soon after obtained his masters degree.
He invented around fifty devices, wrote hundreds of scientific papers, and was the one that defined “absolute zero” in the Kelvin temperature scale. At the age of 10, Thomson attended Glasgow University. Even though it might seem as a very young age to attend a University, at that time in Scotland, schools were competing among each other. Accepting young, smart students was a positive impact to the school. Thomson’s career began fairly early.
From this point on he would become enveloped in the study of mathematics, which would lead to numerous teaching jobs. As expressed by the previous website, one of his first roles ... ... middle of paper ... ... a century long debate about global warming and the greenhouse effect. Lastly, as a result of his overwhelming contributions and popularity in France, Joseph Fourier is one of only seventy two people to have their names inscribed in the Eiffel Tower in France (famous people). This shows that along with his mathematical contributions, Joseph Fourier lived an exotic life with many other adventures along the way. According to the previous source material, following a fall from a flight of stairs on May 4, 1830, Joseph Fourier passed away on May 16, 1830 (famous people).
His mother was a teacher, and his father a wheelwright. His education was fulfilled with government schools. At age 16, he joined Nelson Collegiate School. Later on, he was awarded a scholarship for the University of New Zealand for his excelling intelligence, where he began in the Canterbury College. On 1893, he graduated with Mathematics and Physical Science degree.
Lord Kelvin (1824 - 1907) William Thomson (later Lord Kelvin) was born June 26, 1824 in Belfast, Ireland, and was part of a large family whose mother died when he was six. His father taught Kelvin and his brothers mathematics to a level beyond that of university courses of the time. Kelvin was somewhat of a genius, and had his first papers published in 1840. These papers contained an argument defending the work of Fourier (Fourier transforms), which at the time was being heavily criticized by British scientists. He proved Fourier’s theories to be right.
He also enjoyed angling as his hobby and completed odd jobs to become known as a jack-of-all-trades. He sold and mended spectacles, fixed fiddles and constructed fishing rods and tackle. Watt met his first loss in 1753 when his mother unsuspectedly died. It was at this point that Watt decided to pursue his career and try and qualify himself to become a mathematical instrument maker. After James spoke to Professor Muirhead at the Glasgow University, he was introduced to several scientists who at the time encouraged him later to travel to London to further himself in instrument making.
Alexander spent the first three years in L... ... middle of paper ... ... established the Volta Laboratory using the Prize money, in which occur studies for communication phonographs, and other technologies (Alexander Graham Bell 2). Alexander continued for many years trying to improve his inventions, but his promotion for visible speech had been seen as a failure (Shuman 113). From 1880, he also contributed himself for work with flight, exploration of the earth, and scientific publications ( Shuman 2). Bell had been elected for numerous important positions, and had been a huge example to follow for the youth. In 1922, Alexander died in Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.