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Authorised form of nameTownsend; Sir; John Sealy Edward (1868 - 1957)
SurnameTownsend
ForenamesJohn Sealy Edward
Dates1868 - 1957
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Galway, Scotland (07 June 1868)
Death:
Oxford (16 February 1957)
ActivityResearch Field:
Physics
Education:
MA (Dubl)
Honours:
Kt 1941
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
11/06/1903
Medals/Prizes:
Hughes Medal 1914
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
AssocMaterial:
CSAC 8/2/74. Papers deposited in the Bodleian Library, Oxford
Obituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1957 vol 3 pp 257-272, plate, by A von Engel
References:
B Bleaney, FRS, 'Two Oxford science Professors, F Soddy and JSE Townsend' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 83-88, plate
Brebis Bleaney, 'A Century of Physics in Oxford' in NR 1999 vol 53 pp 333-343
Brebis Bleaney, 'The Physical Sciences in Oxford, 1918-1939 and Earlier' in NR 1994 vol 48 pp 247-261
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/23175382
Royal Society codeNA2902
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1903/15Townsend, Sir John Sealy Edward: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/004635Townsend, Sir John Sealy Edwardnd
RR/15/118Referee's report by Silvanus Phillips Thompson, on a paper 'The diffusion of ions produced in air by the action of a radio-active substance, ultra-violet light & point discharges' by John Sealy Edward TownsendJune 1900
RR/15/119Referee's report by George Francis Fitzgerald, on a paper 'The diffusion of ions produced in air by the action of a radio-active substance, ultra-violet light & point discharges' by John Sealy Edward Townsend30 June 1900
RR/16/124Referee's report by John Sealy Edward Townsend, on a paper 'The photo-electric discharge between metallic surfaces' by W Mansergh Varley10 June 1903
RR/16/257Referee's report by John Sealy Edward Townsend, on a paper 'Polarised röntgen radiation' by Charles Glover Barkla6 February 1905
NLB/19/296Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to John Sealy Edward Townsend, Fellow of the Royal Society28 July 1899
NLB/20/792Copy letter from Michael Foster, to John Sealy Edward Townsend, [Fellow of the Royal Society], Trinity College, Cambridge10 July 1900
NLB/21/38Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to John Sealy Edward Townsend, [Fellow of the Royal Society], Trinity College, Cambridge19 July 1900
NLB/26/837Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to, Professor John Sealy Edward Townsend, [Fellow of the Royal Society], New College, Oxford10 June 1903
RR/13/138Referee's report by Andrew Grey, on a paper 'Magnetization of liquids' by John Sealy Edward Townsend2 July 1896
NLB/43/495Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Professor [John Sealy Edward] Townsend, Fellow of the Royal Society28 January 1911
NLB/43/151Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Professor John [Sealy Edward] Townsend, Fellow of the Royal Society12 November 1910
NLB/44/89Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor J [John] S [Sealy Edward] Townsend FRS 3 May 1911
NLB/43/153Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Professor John [Sealy Edward] Townsend, Fellow of the Royal Society12 November 1910
NLB/43/302Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Professor [John Sealy Edward] Townsend, Fellow of the Royal Society8 December 1910
NLB/43/366Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to [John Sealy Edward] Townsend, Fellow of the Royal Society16 December 1910
NLB/48/189Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor [John Sealy] Townsend, Fellow of the Royal Society29 May 1913
NLB/50/807Copy letter from Arthur Schuster, to Professor [John Sealy Edward] Townsend, Fellow of the Royal Society5 November 1914
NLB/51/98Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society to Professor John Sealy Edward Townsend FRS11 December 1914
NLB/51/638Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society to Professor John Sealy Edward Townsend FRS11 May 1915
NLB/51/702Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society to Professor John Sealy Edward Townsend FRS31 May 1915
NLB/51/682Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society to Professor John Sealy Edward Townsend FRS21 May 1915
NLB/51/786Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society to Professor [John Sealy Edward] Townsend2 July 1915
RR/17/357Referee's report by John Sealy Edward Townsend, on a paper 'The mobilities of the ions produced by Röntegen rays in gases and vapours' by E M WellischJanuary 1909
RR/20/110Referee's report by John Sealy Edward Townsend, on a paper 'The origin of thermal ionisation from carbon' by Owen Willans RichardsonDecember 1913
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/22/88Referee's report by John Sealy Townsend, on a paper 'Electrical effects accompanying the decomposition of organic compounds. II.-Ionisation of the gases produced during fermentation' by M C PotterMarch 1915
RR/22/93Referee's report by John Sealy Edward Townsend, on a paper 'The influence of gases on the emission of electrons and ions from hot metals' by Owen Willans Richardson7 June 1915
RR/22/132Referee's report by John Sealy Edward Townsend, on a paper 'The electrical conducting and luminosity of flames containing salt vapours' by Harold Albert WilsonAugust 1915
RR/21/131Referee's report by John Sealy Edward Townsend, on a paper 'On the ionisation of gases by collision and the ionising potential for positive ions and negative corpuscles' by W I Pawlow[April 1914]
RR/31/18Referee's report by John Sealy Edward Townsend, on a paper 'Chemical studies in gaseous ionisation Part II' by R Winstanley Lunt14 July 1924
RR/31/74Referee's report by John Sealy Edward Townsend, on a paper 'Experiments on the effects of resistance in the oscillating circuit of a triode' by J H Vincent and A L Beak24 January 1925
RR/38/158Referee's report by Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, on a paper 'Motion of electrons in gases' by John Sealy Edward TownsendAugust 1928
RR/40/113Referee's report by Owen Willans Richardson, on a paper 'Ionisation by collision in monatomic gases' by John Sealy Edward Townsend and S P MacCallum1929
RR/40/24Referee's report by John Sealy Edward Townsend, on a paper 'The effect of water vapour on diffusion Coefficients and mobilities of ions in air' by J J Nolan and Thomas E NevinJanuary 1930
RR/13/140Referee's report by John Henry Poynting, on a paper 'Magnetization of liquids' by John Sealy Edward Townsend1896
RR/13/139Referee's report by John Henry Poynting, on a paper 'Magnetization of liquids' by John Sealy Edward Townsend12 July 1896
RR/14/257Referee's report by John Henry Poynting, on a paper 'The diffusion of ions into gases' by John Sealy Edward Townsend10 June 1899
RR/14/256Referee's report by John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, on a paper 'The diffusion of ions into gases' by John Sealy Edward Townsendnd [May 1899]
RR/44/105Referee's report by Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, on a paper 'Elastic collisions' by John Sealey Edward TownsendJuly 1931
RR/46/44Referee's report by John Sealy Edward Townsend, on a paper 'The effect of water vapour on the diffusion coefficients of ions in nitrogen and oxygen' by J J Nolan and A C Galvin[December 1932]
NLB/61/211Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [John Sealy Edward] Townsend, FRS2 June 1921
NLB/61/382Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [John Sealy Edeard] Townsend, FRS29 June 1921
RR/59/61Referee's report by John Sealy Edward Townsend, on two papers 'Ionization, excitation, and chemical reaction in uniform electric fields I - The Townsend coefficient of ionization' and 'Ionization, excitation, and chemical reaction in uniform electric fields II-The energy balance and energy efficiencies for the principal electron processes in hydrogen' by K G Emeléus, R Winstanley Lunt and C A Meek[December 1935]
NLB/67/582Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [John Sealy] Townsend, FRS25 January 1925
NLB/72/681Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [John Sealy Edward] Townsend, FRS27 February 1930
NLB/66/686Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Robert John Strutt] Lord Rayleigh, FRS19 June 1924
NLB/13/405Copy letter from A H White, to Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt], [Secretary, Royal Society]21 August 1896
NLB/13/127Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Richard Tetley Glazebrook, Fellow of the Royal Society19 June 1896
RR/15/117Referee's report by Oliver Joseph Lodge, on a paper 'The diffusion of ions produced in air by the action of a radio-active substance, ultra-violet light & point discharges' by John Sealy Edward TownsendJune 1900
RR/16/125Referee's report by John Sealy Edward Townsend, on a paper 'The photo-electric discharge between metallic surfaces in different gases' by W Mansergh VarleyJune 1903
RR/17/80Referee's report by John Sealy Edward Townsend, on a paper 'The ionisation produced by hot platinum in different gases' by Owen Willans Richardson14 July 1906
RR/21/91Referee's report by John Sealy Edward Townsend, on a paper 'On the origin of the electron emission from glowing solids' by Frank Horton[June 1914]
RR/21/100Referee's report by John Sealy Edward Townsend, on a paper 'The emission of electricity from various substances at high temperatures' by George William Clarkson Kaye and W F Higginsnd [1914]
RR/31/17Referee's report by John Sealy Edward Townsend, on a paper 'Chemical studies in gaseous ionisation Part I' by R Winstanley Lunt14 July 1924
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