Authorised form of nameRowlinson; Sir; John Shipley (1926 - 2018)
Dates1926 - 2018
Place of birthHandforth, Cheshire, England
Date of birth12/05/1926
Date of death15-Aug-18
Research fieldChemistry
KB 2000
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election19/03/1970
Age at election43
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
Council: 1994- ; Sec 1994- ; VP 1994-
Medals and prizes:
Leverhulme Medal 1993
J S Rowlinson, 'Le Sage's Essai de chymie mechanique' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 35-45
J S Rowlinson, 'The work of Thomas Andrews and James Thomson on the liquefaction of gases' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 143-159
J S Rowlinson, 'Gases and liquids. How fluids unmix: discoveries by the school of Van der Waals and Kamerlingh Onnes, by J L Sengers' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 255-256
by Basil Mahon' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 103-104
J S Rowlinson, 'A national treasure house. "'The common purposes of life': science and society at the Royal Institution of Great Britain" ed Frank A J L James ' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 105-106
J S Rowlinson, 'The war time work of Hinshelwood and his colleagues' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 161-175
J S Rowlinson, 'Displacing Phlogiston. Robert Siegfried, From elements to atoms: a history of chemical composition' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 242-243
J S Rowlinson, 'Royal Society purchases from the Macclesfield Library', in NR 2006 vol 60 pp 67-69
J S Rowlinson, 'Bringing chemistry to Cambridge', review of 'The 1702 chair of chemistry at Cambridge: transformation and change' M D Archer & C D Haley (eds), in NR 2006 vol 60 pp 103-105
J S Rowlinson, 'Dr Thomas Carver and Lord Kelvin', in NR 2006 vol 60 pp 161-170
J S Rowlinson, 'Laplace: the man. ' Pierre Simon Laplace, 1749-1827: A determined scientist' by R Hahn, in NR 2006 vol 60 pp 221 - 223
J S Rowlinson, 'Flattening the earth. The wuest for the true figure of the Earth: ideas and expeditions in four centuries of geodesy by M R Hoare' in NR 2007 vol 61 pp 67-68
J S Rowlinson, 'John Freind: physician, chemist, Jacobite, and friend of Voltaire's' in NR 2007 vol 61 pp 109-127
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA2323
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/GA/GRS/5654Rowlinson, Sir John Shipleynd
IM/003915Rowlinson, John Shipley30 November 1993
IM/000107Anniversary Day 20002000
RR/71/175Referee's report by William Edward Garner, on a paper 'The second virial coefficients of organic vapours' by J D Lambert, G A H Roberts, John Shipley Rowlinson and V J Wilkinson[1948]
CMB/382Publications Executive Committee minutes10 June 1996-5 November 1997
IM/005057Lachmann, Sir Peter; Atiyah, Sir Michael and Rowlinson, Sir John on Admission Day 19951995
EC/1970/23Rowlinson, John Shipley: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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