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List of British Civil List Scientists


 

The physicists and mathematical physicists have generally been awarded O.M or C. H., comparable high honors to the Civil List. However the latter requires an Act of Parliament and is also an Appointment. 

Scientist Award Accomplishments
Isaac Newton 1642-1727

 

1696

1699.

Laws of motion and gravitation. Newtonian telescope and light theory.

Warden of the Mint in 1696. Master of the Mint in 1699.

William Herschel 1738-1832

 

1782 Astronomer Royal to George III. Discoverer of Uranus and infrared radiation.
Sir James Ivory 1765-1842

 

1831 Scottish mathematician.
John Dalton 1766-1844

 

1833 Law of partial pressures. Atomic theory

: - Each element is composed of different types of atoms.

Robert Brown 1773-1858

 

Circa 1858

 

Brownian motion. Recognized the importance of and named the cell nucleus.
Mary Fairfax-Somerville 1780-1872   Scottish science writer, mathematician and astronomer. Somerville College Oxford named after her.

Translated Laplace's "Celestial Mechanics".

Michael Faraday 1791-1867

 

1836

1858

Laws of induction. Laws of electrolysis.

1858 Grace and favor house, Queen Victoria.

Sir George Airy 1801- 1892

 

1835 Northumberland, Astronomer Royal.

Established prime meridian at Greenwich. Airy Crater defines prime meridian on Mars.

James Prescott Joule 1818-1889 1878 First Law of Thermodynamics, Principle of the Conservation of Energy, Joule’s Law, speed of gas molecules.
John Couch Adams 1819-1892

 

1861 Mathematically predicted the position of Neptune facilitating its discovery.
Alfred Wallace 1823-1913

 

1881 Wrote a book on evolution, which led to Darwin publishing his own book.
Oliver Heaviside 1850-1925

 

1896 Maxwell-Heaviside equations and theory.

Mathematician, physicist and engineer.

William F. Denning 1848-1931

 

1904 Denning of Somerset, astronomer, comet hunter and science writer.
Myron Evans 1950-

 

2005 Completed Einstein’s work, by docking the curved space of relativity with Cartan’s torsion of electromagnetism.

 

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