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Authorised form of nameNiven; Charles (1845 - 1923)
SurnameNiven
ForenamesCharles
Dates1845 - 1923
Dates and placesBirth:
Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland (14 September 1845)
Death:
11 May 1923
ActivityEducation:
MA (1863, Aberdeen); Cambridge University
Career:
Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge; Professor of Mathematics, Queen's College, Cork; Professor of Natural Philosophy, University of Aberdeen (1880-1922)
Memberships:
FRAS
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
3/06/1880
RelationshipsSon of Charles Niven, shopkeeper, of Peterhead; younger brother of Sir William Davidson Niven (FRS 1882); married Mary, daughter of Sir David Stewart of Banchory
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series A 1923 vol 104 pp xxvii-xxviii signed by H M M
Royal Society codeNA6501
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
NLB/9/355Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Charles Niven, Fellow of the Royal Society4 May 1894
NLB/9/345Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Charles Niven, Fellow of the Royal Society1 May 1894
RR/16/215Referee's report by Horace Lamb, on a paper 'A method of finding the conductivity for heat' by Charles Niven10 December 1904
NLB/30/53Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Professor Charles Niven, Fellow of the Royal SocietyJanuary 1905
NLB/38/693Copy letter from Joseph Larmor and Archibald Geikie, to Professor Charles Niven, Fellow of the Royal Society22 October 1908
NLB/38/688Copy letter from Joseph Larmor and Archibald Geikie, to Sir Arthur William Rucker, Fellow of the Royal Society22 October 1908
RR/8/236Referee's report by John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, on a paper 'On the induction of electric currents in infinite plates and spherical shells' by Charles Niven4 June 1880
RR/8/237Referee's report by William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, on a paper 'On the induction of electric currents in infinite plates and spherical shells' by Charles Niven4 November 1880
RR/9/218Referee's report by Charles Niven, on a paper 'On the steady motion and small vibrations a hollow vortex' by William Mitchinson Hicks16 February 1884
RR/9/278Referee's report by Charles Niven, on a paper 'On the steady motion and small vibrations a hollow vortex. Part II' by William Mitchinson Hicks20 November 1885
RR/10/130Referee's report by Charles Niven, on a paper 'On the induction of electric currents in conducting shells of small thickness' by Samuel Hawksley Burbury6 June 1888
NLB/65/239Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Hector Munro] Macdonald, FRS27 September 1923
NLB/64/867Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Hector Munro] Macdonald, FRS5 July 1923
NLB/64/768Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor Hector [Munro] Macdonald FRS15 June 1923
RR/17/190Referee's report by Charles Niven, on the Bakerian Lecture 'The effect of temperature and pressure on the thermal conductivities of solids.—Part II. The effects of low temperatures on the thermal and electrical conductivities of certain approximately pure metals and alloys' by Charles Herbert Lees26 December 1907
RR/12/65Referee's report by Charles Niven, on a paper 'The stresses and strains in isotropic elastic solid ellipsoids in equilibrium under bodily forces derivable from a potential of the second degree' by Charles Chree10 May 1894
EC/1880/14Niven, Charles: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/21/103Referee's report by Charles Niven, on a paper 'On the convection of heat from small cylinders in a stream of fluid: Determination of the convection constants of small platinum wires with applications to hot-wire anemometry' by Louis Vessot King[June 1914]
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