Reference numberEC/1887/07
Previous numbersCert XI, 122
TitleForbes; George: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationChevalier of the Legion of Honour. Ex-Professor of Natural Philosophy at Anderson's College, Glasgow. Author of the following, amongst numerous other papers: - 'On the Meteoric Shower of the 14th November, 1866' (Phil Mag, 1867); 'On the Meteor Shower of August, 1867;' 'On Astronomical Refraction;' 'On certain Connections between the Molecular Properties of Metals;' 'On Irradiation;' 'On Thermal Conductivity;' 'On an Instrument for Indicating and Measuring the Fire-damp in Mines, &c' (Brit Assoc Rep, 1867, 1872, 1873, 1878, &c); 'Note on the Zodiacal Light;' 'On the Afterglow of Cooling Iron at a Dull Heat;' 'On Diamagnetic Rotation;' 'On Comets;' 'On the Theory of the Telephone;' 'On an Ultra-Neptunian Planet, &c (Proc Roy Soc, Edin, vols viii, ix, x); 'On the Velocity of White and Coloured Light' (in conjunction with the late Dr James Young, FRS - Phil Trans, 1882). Also author or joint author of the following separate works, published by Macmillan: - I 'The Transit of Venus;' II 'Rendu's Theory of Glaciers.'
ProposersFrom Personal Knowledge: J C Adams; G B Airy; E Dunkin; William Huggins; Balfour Stewart; D E Hughes; W Gryllo Adams; W H M Christie; W H Preece; Shelford Bidwell; [Fredk Guthrie]
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Forbes; George: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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