13 August-George Stokes

The Stokes building in Dublin City University is named after George Stokes who was a native of Co Sligo, Ireland. The building houses the School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering and most of the School of Electronic Engineering. Stokes was a mathematician and physicist who served as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge in England for over 50 years.

George Gabriel Stokes was born at Skreen, Co Sligo in 1819. He was educated in Skreen and Dublin before entering Cambridge University in 1837. Following graduation he was elected to a fellowship at Cambridge. He remained at the University until his death in 1903. He also served as President of the Royal Society.

George Stokes mathematician and physicist who served as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge in England for over 50 years was born in Sligo in the year 1819 On This Day.

George Gabriel Stokes 1874 by Lowes Dickinson

 

 

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