George Gabriel Stokes

1819 - 1903

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George Stokes established the science of hydrodynamics with his law of viscosity describing the velocity of a small sphere through a viscous fluid.
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List of References (20 books/articles)

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Mathematicians born in the same country

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Obituary: The Times

Honours awarded to George Stokes
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Lucasian Professor 1849
Fellow of the Royal Society1851
Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh1865
President of the Royal Society1885-1890
Royal Society Copley Medal1893
Lunar featuresCrater Stokes
Planetary featuresCrater Stokes on Mars


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  3. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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