Authorised form of nameAngstrom; Anders Jonas (1814 - 1874)
Other forms of nameAnders Jons
Dates1814 - 1874
Place of birthLogdo, Medelpad, Sweden
Date of birth13 August 1814
Place of deathUppsala, Sweden
Date of death21 June 1874
Research fieldAstronomy
Uppsala. PhD (1839)
Assistant Professor of Astronomy; made observations on magnetic intensity and inclination throughout Sweden (1850-1870); Professor of Physics, Uppsala; did important work in spectrum analysis; died of pachymeningitis
Membership categoryForeign Member
Date of election24/11/1870
Royal Society activityMedals and prizes:
Rumford Medal 1872
RelationshipsSon of a chaplain
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
Altname from index to BR
Proc Roy Soc 1876-1877 vol 25 pp xviii-xxii
Frank A J L James, 'The Conservation of Energy, Theories of Absorption and Resonating Molecules, 1851-1854: G G Stokes, A J Angstrom and W Thomson' in NR 1983-84 vol 38 pp 79-107
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA8103
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1870/17Angstrom, Anders Jonas: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MC/9/131Letter from And Jon [Anders Jonas] Ångström, Secretary of the Royal Society of Sciences, Upsala, to the Secretary of the Royal Society, LondonOctober 1870
MC/9/148Letter from And [Anders] Jonas Ångström, Upsala, to the Royal Society30 December 1870
MC/9Volume 9 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1870-June 1873
MC/10/131Letter from Auguste Ångström to the Royal Societyc. June 1874
MC/10Volume 10 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal SocietyJuly 1873-1876
PP/14/3/2Diagram, spectra of manganese, sodium and aurora by J N [Joseph Norman] Lockyer1889
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