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Reference numberEC/1891/16
Previous numbersCert XI, 205
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TitleShaw, Sir William Napier: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationFellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Was nominated by Lord Rayleigh as one of the Demonstrators of Physics in the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge. He held that position from 1880 to 1887, and he has since continued his connection with the Laboratory as University Lecturer in Physics. His knowledge of the manner in which the teaching of physics is conducted in the great German universities (acquired at Berlin under Helmholtz) enabled him to bear an important part in the organisation of the laboratory. A considerable part of the success of the Cambridge School of Physics is due to his exertions, backed by his knowledge of Physics. Author of numerous books and papers, of which the following are especially worthy of notice: - 'Practical Physics' (jointly with Mr Glazebrook), Longmans, 1885; 'Practical Work in the Cavendish Laboratory,' University Press, 1886; 'Faraday's Law of Electrolysis with reference to Silver and Copper,' Rept Brit Assoc, 1886; 'Electrolysis' and 'Pyrometer,' Ency Brit; 'On Vaporimeters,' &c, Rept to the Meteorol Council, 1884; 'On Hygrometric Methods, Part I,' Rept to the Meteorol Council, printed in Phil Trans.
ProposersFrom General Knowledge: T G Bonney
From Personal Knowledge: G H Darwin; William Thomson; R Strachey; Francis Galton; J J Thomson; Arthur Schuster; R T Glazebrook; R B Clifton; Robert H Scott; Wm Ramsay; Shelford Bidwell; W Gryllo Adams; G Carey Foster
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Shaw, Sir William Napier: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA7142Shaw; Sir; William Napier (1854 - 1945)1854 - 1945
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