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Authorised form of nameFitzgerald; George Francis (1851 - 1901)
SurnameFitzgerald
ForenamesGeorge Francis
Dates1851 - 1901
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
19 Lower Mount Street, Dublin, Ireland (03 August 1851)
Death:
7 Ely Place, Dublin, Ireland (21 or 22 February 1901)
ActivityResearch Field:
Physics
Education:
Trinity College, Dublin. BA (1871), MA
Career:
Erasmus Smith's Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophical, University of Dublin (1881-1901); Honorary Secretary, Royal Dublin Society; developed the electro-magnetic theory of radiation
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
7/06/1883
Medals/Prizes:
Royal Medal 1899
RelationshipsSon of Rev William Fitzgerald, Bishop of Cork, and his wife, sister of George Johnstone Stoney (FRS 1861); also nephew of Bindon Blood Stoney (FRS 1881); cousin of George Gerald Stoney (FRS 1911); married Harriette, daughter of John Hewitt Jellett DD
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1905 vol 75 pp 152-160, plate, signed by Oliver Joseph Lodge
References:
Brebis Bleaney, 'Centenary of the Zeeman Effect' in NR 1998 vol 52 pp 131-136
Andrew Warwick, 'Frequency, Theorem and Formula: Remembering Joseph Larmor in Electromagnetic Theory' in NR 1993 vol 47 pp 49-60, plate
Notes:
DSB gives death date as 21 February 1901
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/5733024
Royal Society codeNA7971
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1883/06Fitzgerald, George Francis: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/3/206Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor George Francis Fitzgerald, Fellow of the Royal Society10 April 1889
NLB/12/302Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor George Francis Fitzgerald, Fellow of the Royal Society27 January 1896
NLB/14/747Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Francis Fitzgerald, Fellow of the Royal Society7 May 1897
NLB/14/211Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Richard Tetley Glazebrook, [Fellow of the Royal Society]22 January 1897
NLB/14/151Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Richard Tetley Glazebrook, [Fellow of the Royal Society]13 January 1897
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/15/109Referee's report by George Francis Fitzgerald, on a paper 'Energy of rontgen & becquerel rays and the energy required to produce an ion in gases' by Professor Ernest Rutherford and R K McClung11 July 1900
NLB/16/125Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Fitzgerald, Fellow of the Royal Society7 January 1898
NLB/15/48Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Francis George Fitzgerald, [Fellow of the Royal Society]15 June 1897
NLB/15/43Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to [George Francis] Fitzgerald, [Fellow of the Royal Society]11 June 1907
NLB/15/139Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to George Francis Fitzgerald, Fellow of the Royal Society6 July 1897
NLB/15/205Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Professor George Francis Fitzgerald, Secretary Royal Society15 July 1897
NLB/15/426Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Francis Fitzgerald, Fellow of the Royal Society1 October 1897
NLB/15/492Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Francis Fitzgerald, Fellow of the Royal Society13 October 1897
NLB/16/148Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to R T Glazebrook, [Fellow of the Royal Society]10 February 1898
NLB/17/108Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Joseph Larmor, [Fellow of the Royal Society]18 July 1898
NLB/17/275Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Richard Tetley Glazebrook, Fellow of the Royal Society29 September 1898
NLB/17/302Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Joseph Larmor, Fellow of the Royal Society6 October 1898
NLB/19/564Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Fleetwood Isham Edwards2 November 1899
NLB/19/602Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Fleetwood Isham Edwards8 November 1899
NLB/19/606Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Professor George Francis Fitzgerald, Fellow of the Royal Society8 November 1899
NLB/20/703Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Francis Fitzgerald, Fellow of the Royal Society19 June 1900
NLB/20/701Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Joseph John Thomson, Fellow of the Royal Society19 June 1900
NLB/20/676Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Carey Foster, Fellow of the Royal Society15 June 1900
NLB/20/743Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Francis Fitzgerald, Fellow of the Royal Society28 June 1900
NLB/21/35Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Professor George Carey Foster, Fellow of the Royal Society18 July 1900
NLB/21/3Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Foreign Office,S.W.14 July 1900
NLB/21/9Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Francis Fitzgerald, Fellow of the Royal Society, The University of London, South Kensington, S.W.16 July 1900
NLB/21/4Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Joseph John Thomson, Fellow of the Royal Society16 July 1900
NLB/24/695Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Hollinger & Company, New York20 June 1902
RR/11/10Letter from George Francis Fitzgerald, on a paper 'On the reflection and refraction of light at the surface of a magnetized medium' by Alfred Barnard Basset to John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh, Secretary of the Royal Society12 March 1891
RR/11/9Referee's report by George Francis Fitzgerald, on a paper 'On the reflection and refraction of light at the surface of a magnetized medium' by Alfred Barnard Basset11 March 1891
RR/12/161Letter from George Francis Fitzgerald, to John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh, regarding a paper 'A dynamical theory of the electric and luminiferous medium' by Joseph Larmor9 February 1894
RR/11/186Referee's report by George Francis Fitzgerald, on a paper 'On the mathematical theory of electromagnetism' by Alex McAuley25 February 1892
RR/12/290Referee's report by George Francis Fitzgerald, on a paper 'On the ratio of the specific heats of some compound gases' by J W Capstick27 March 1895
RR/12/308Referee's report by George Francis Fitzgerald, on a paper 'On the ascent of sap' by Henry Horatio Dixon and John Joly17 November 1894
RR/12/284Referee's report by George Francis Fitzgerald, on a paper 'On the applications of the kinetic theory to dense gases' by Samuel Hawksley Burbury1 June 1895
RR/14/42Referee's report by George Francis Fitzgerald, on a paper 'An extension of Maxwell's electro-magnetic theory of light to include dispersion, metallic reflection, and allied phenomena' by Edwin Edser17 March 1898
RR/13/112Referee's report by George Francis Fitzgerald, on a paper 'Problems in electric convection' by George Frederick Charles Searle31 March 1896
RR/13/209Referee's report by George Francis Fitzgerald, on a paper 'On the theory of the magneto-optic phenomena of iron, nickel, and cobalt' by J G Leathem10 July 1897
RR/14/86Referee's report by George Francis Fitzgerald, on a paper 'An experiment in search of a directive action of one quartz crystal on another' by John Henry Poynting and P L Gray24 October 1898
RR/14/194Referee's report by George Francis Fitzgerald, on a paper 'Electrical conductivity in gases traversed by cathode rays' by John Cunningham McLennan7 February 1900
RR/14/217Referee's report by George Francis Fitzgerald, on a paper 'On the vibrations in the field round a theoretical hertzian oscillator' by Karl Pearson and Alice Lee11 February 1899
RR/11/11Second letter from George Francis Fitzgerald, on a paper 'On the reflection and refraction of light at the surface of a magnetized medium' by Alfred Barnard Basset to John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh, Secretary of the Royal Society16 March 1891
MM/17/48Letter from Heinrich Hertz to Fitzgerald11 June 1888
NLB/17/369Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Francis Fitzgerald, Fellow of the Royal Society19 October 1898
NLB/20/694Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs19 June 1900
RR/10/76Referee's report by George Francis Fitzgerald, on a paper 'On evaporation and dissociation. Part V. A study of the thermal properties of methyl-alcohol' by William Ramsay and Sydney Young26 March 1887
RR/12/162Referee's report by George Francis Fitzgerald, on a paper 'A dynamical theory of the electric and luminiferous medium' by Joseph Larmor19 April 1894
RR/12/395Referee's report by Thomas Edward Thorpe, on four papers 'Argon, a new constituent of the atmosphere' by John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh and William Ramsay, 'The liquefaction and solidification of argon' by K Olszewski, 'On the spectra of argon' by William Crookes, 'On the spark spectrum of argon as it appears in the spark spectrum of air' by Walter Noel Hartley, and a letter from George Francis Fitzgerald to John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh13 February 1895
RR/10/307Referee's report by George Francis Fitzgerald, on a paper 'On the magnetic action of displacement-currents in a dielectric' by Silvanus Phillips Thompson28 March 1889
RR/11/12Third letter from George Francis Fitzgerald, on a paper 'On the reflection and refraction of light at the surface of a magnetized medium' by Alfred Barnard Basset to John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh, Secretary of the Royal Society22 June 1891
RR/12/396Referee's report by John Henry Poynting, on four papers 'Argon, a new constituent of the atmosphere' by John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh and William Ramsay, 'The liquefaction and solidification of argon' by K Olszewski, 'On the spectra of argon' by William Crookes, 'On the spark spectrum of argon as it appears in the spark spectrum of air' by Walter Noel Hartley, and a letter from George Francis Fitzgerald to John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh18 February 1895
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