John William Strutt Biography

John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, OM, PRS was an English physicist who, with William Ramsay, discovered argon, an achievement for which he earned the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1904. He also discovered the phenomenon now called Rayleigh scattering, which can be used to explain why the sky is blue, and predicted the existence of the surface waves now known as Rayleigh waves. Rayleigh's textbook, The Theory of Sound, is still referred to by acoustic engineers today. Source: Wikipedia

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Name:
John William Strutt
Full Name:
3rd Baron Rayleigh
Nationality:
United Kingdom
Profession:
Physicist
Date of Death:
June 30, 1919
Age at Death:
unknown
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