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Ernest Howard Griffiths

Born: 15-Jun-1851
Birthplace: Brecknock, Wales
Died: 3-Mar-1932
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Congregationalist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Physicist

Nationality: Wales
Executive summary: The Thermal Measurement of Energy

Physicist Ernest Howard Griffiths conducted numerous early experiments in physics, mostly using the laboratory in his home, which became a gathering spot for local scientists. He invented an advanced thermometer and several other devices to yield more precise measurements, for which he was awarded the Hughes Medal of the Royal Society in 1907.

Father: Henry Griffiths (Christian minister)

    High School: Victoria University of Manchester (1870)
    University: BS, Cambridge University (1873)
    Teacher: Cambridge University (1890-1901)
    Administrator: Principal, University College of South Wales (1901-18)

    Hughes Medal 1907
    Royal Society 1895

Author of books:
Boating on the Cam (1874, poetry)
The Bachelor's March (1876)
Notes on Heat (1881)
The Latent Head of Evaporation of Water (1895)
Lyra Fumosa (1900, poetry)
The Thermal Measurement of Energy (1901)
The Capacity for Heat of Metals at Low Temperatures (1914)
Industry, Science and Education (1917)


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