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Authorised form of nameRankine; Alexander Oliver (1881 - 1956)
Rankine; Alexander Oliver (1881 - 1956)
SurnameRankine
ForenamesAlexander Oliver
Dates1881 - 1956
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Guildford, Surrey, England (08 December 1881)
Death:
Hampton, Middlesex (19 or 20 January 1956)
ActivityResearch Field:
Physics, geophysics
Education:
DSc
Career:
Professor of Physics, Imperial College of Science
Honours:
OBE 1919
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
3/05/1934
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
Obituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1956 vol 2 pp 249-255, plate, by G P Thomson
Notes:
DSB gives death date as 20 January 1956
Royal Society codeNA1325
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1934/12Rankine, Alexander Oliver: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MS/877Papers of Alexander Oliver Rankine1916-1945
RR/20/109Referee's report by John Sealy Edward Townsend, on a paper 'On a method of measuring the viscosity of the vapours of volatile liquids, with an application to bromine' by Alexander Oliver RankineJune 1913
RR/54/50Referee's report by Alexander Oliver Rankine, on a paper 'Specific heat of a supraconducting alloy' by K Mendelssohn and J R MooreApril 1935
RR/34/85Referee's report by Charles Herbert Lees, on a paper 'The effect of temperature on the viscosity of air' by Alexander Oliver Rankine[February 1926]
RR/63/111Second referee's report by Alexander Oliver Rankine, on a paper 'Galvano-magnetic effects in bismuth alloys' by N ThompsonDecember 1937
RR/50/94Referee's report by Alexnader Russell, on a paper 'A simple method of demonstrating the paramagnetism and diamagnetism of substances in magnetic fields of low intensity' by Alexander Oliver Rankine24 January 1934
RR/52/18Referee's report by Alexander Oliver Rankine, on a paper 'The accommodation coefficient and the evaporation coefficient of water' by T Alty and C A Mackay12 November 1934
RR/54/34Referee's report by Alexander Oliver Rankine, on a paper 'An experimental examination of the electrostatic behaviour of supraconductors' by H LondonDecember 1935
RR/53/41Referee's report by Alexander Oliver Rankine, on a paper 'The refractive index of gaseous heavy water' by Clive Cuthbertson and Maude Cuthbertson[December 1934]
RR/54/49Referee's report by Alexander Oliver Rankine, on a paper 'Magnetic behaviour of supraconducting tin spheres' by K Mendelssohn and J D BabbittApril 1935
RR/57/51Second referee's report by Alexander Oliver Rankine, on a paper 'The viscosity of liquid helium' by J O Wilhelm, A D Misener and A R Clark[June 1935]
RR/57/52Referee's report by Alexander Oliver Rankine, on a paper 'The viscosity of liquid helium' by J O Wilhelm, A D Misener and A R Clark[April 1935]
RR/58/95Referee's report by Alexander Oliver Rankine, on a paper 'The transition between the supracondutive and the normal state I-Magnetic induction in mercury' by K Mendelssohn1 March 1936
RR/59/47Referee's report by Alexander Oliver Rankine, on a paper 'The quantitative analysis of the photochemical bleaching of visual purple solutions in monochromatic light' by H J A Dartnall, Charles Frederick Goodeve and Richard James Lythgoe[April 1936]
RR/63/110Referee's report by Alexander Oliver Rankine, on a paper 'Galvano-magnetic effects in bismuth alloys' by N ThompsonAugust 1937
RR/69/5Referee's report by Alexander Oliver Rankine, on a paper 'The effect of an electric field on the viscosity of liquids' by Edward Neville Da Costa Andrade and C Dodd31 December 1945
NLB/65/769Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Alexander Oliver] Rankine; Imperial College of Science, South Kensington, S.W.7.21 December 1923
NLB/66/210Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Alexander Oliver] Rankine, Imperial College, South Kensington, S.W.715 March 1924
IM/GA/WS/1094Rankine, Alexander Olivernd
RR/50/93Referee's report by Piotr Leonidovich Kapitza, on a paper 'A simple method of demonstrating the paramagnetism and diamagnetism of substances in magnetic fields of low intensity' by Alexander Oliver RankineJanuary 1934
RR/64/38Referee's report by Alexander Oliver Rankine, on a paper 'Investigations in absolute radiometry' by J Guild11 February 1937
RR/55/15Referee's report by Alexander Oliver Rankine, on a paper 'The photo-electric measurement of the diurnal and seasonal variations in daylight and a globe intergrating photometer' by William Ringrose Gelston Atkins and H H PooleMay 1935
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