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Authorised form of nameLyle; Sir; Thomas Ranken (1860 - 1944)
Dates1860 - 1944
NationalityBritish
Place of birthIreland
Date of birth26 August 1860
Place of deathMelbourne, Australia
Date of death31/03/1944
ActivityEducation:
Coleraine Academic Institute; Trinity College, Dublin. MA; DSc (1905)
Career:
Taught mathematics, Catholic University College (1885-1886); played in the Irish Rugby team (1885-1887); taught physics, Trinity College, Dublin (1886-1888); Professor of Natural Philosophy, University of Melbourne, Australia (1889); designed research apparatus for electro-magnetism; verified Roentgen's discovery of X-rays; took the first radiograph in Australia (1896); used X-ray in an operation at Melbourne hospital (1896); Emeritus Professor (1915); Chairman, Victorian Electricity Commission (1919)
Honours:
Kt 1922
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election02/05/1912
RelationshipsMarried; one son, three daughters
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; AE
Obituaries:
Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society 1945-1948 vol 5 pp 33-49, plate, by Kerr Grant
References:
R W Home, 'The Royal Society and the Empire: the colonial and Commonwealth Fellowship. Part 2. After 1847' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 47-84
Royal Society codeNA1205
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
RR/20/86Referee's report by William Davidson Niven, on a paper 'On the self-inductance of circular coils of rectangular section' by Thomas Ranken LyleMay 1913
NLB/55/570Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Professor Thomas Ranken] Lyle, FRS, Melbourne, Australia13 June 1918
EC/1912/07Lyle, Sir Thomas Ranken: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/20/85Referee's report by George Frederick Charles Searle, on a paper 'On the self-inductance of circular coils of rectangular section' by Thomas Ranken LyleMay 1913
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