Reference numberPP/15/35
Previous numbersPP/47/36
TitlePaper, 'The discharge of electricity through gases (Preliminary communication.)' by Arthur Schuster
DescriptionSchuster writes: 'The phenomena of the electric discharge in gases excite a wide­ spread interest at the present time. It could hardly be otherwise ; for although our knowledge of electric manifestations is increasing in all directions, we cannot be assured of the correctness of our ex­planations while the mysterious appearance of the gas discharge remains unexplained.' Delivered as the Bakerian Lecture for 1890.

Annotations in pencil and ink.

Subject: Chemistry / Physics

Received and read 20 March 1890 [cover stamped as 12 May 1890].

The Bakerian Medal and Lecture is the Royal Society's premier lecture in physical sciences. The lectureship was established through a bequest by Henry Baker of £100 for 'an oration or discourse on such part of natural history or experimental philosophy, at such time and in such manner as the President and Council of the Society for the time being shall please to order and appoint'. The lectureship has been awarded annually since 1775.

A version of this paper was published in volume 47 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Bakerian lecture.—The discharge of electricity through gases. (Preliminary communication.)'.
Physical descriptionInk and graphite pencil on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1889.0111
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6483Schuster; Sir; Arthur (1851 - 1934)1851 - 1934
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