Reference numberEC/1947/06
Previous numbersCert XV, 154; A01605
TitleCowling, Thomas George: certificate of election to the Royal Society
DescriptionCitation typed
CitationDistinguished for his critical and constructive contributions to difficult problems of mathematical astronomy, gas-theory, ionospheric physics and geomagnetism. His principal astronomical papers deal with the stability of stellar models, the point source model of a star, convective equilibrium in stellar interiors, and the internal density- distributions of stars as deduced from the motion of the apsidal line in close binaries. He is joint author with S. Chapman of The Mathematical Theory of Non-Uniform Gases (underlined). In this field his most important work has been on the difficult problem of the electrical conductivity of an ionised gas in a transverse magnetic field.
ProposersFrom Personal Knowledge. Sydney Chapman; Edward Arthur Milne; Edward V Appleton; J H Jeans; E T Whittaker; D Brunt; L J Mordell; H H Plaskett; H Spencer Jones; W M H Greaves; G Temple; E C Bullard; G M B Dobson
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Cowling, Thomas George: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA601Cowling; Thomas George (1906 - 1990)1906 - 1990
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