John Tyndall, The Irish physicist who led the research at the Royal Institute after Michael Faraday – demonstrating the reality of The Green House Effect

While we wait – as we must – fro the release of the 2020 Faraday Christmas Lectures from The Royal Institute, let us celebrate the 200th Birthday of John Tyndall!

This lecture was prepared and released by the Royal Institute on 20NOV2020. Since the day is not known when John Tyndall was born, anytime around now is a good time to celebrate!

The piece of this lecture on The Green House Effect begins at minute 25:40 if you have limited time.

“John Tyndall worked on diamagnetism, explained why the sky is blue and discovered the mechanism for the greenhouse effect. He also gave hundreds of public lectures at the Ri, and was an avid mountaineer and poet. And all this before his beloved wife accidentally killed him. Watch the Q&A: 2020 marks 200 years since the birth of the scientist John Tyndall, who led the Royal Institution’s research following the death of Faraday.

“The scientific enquiries and new discoveries of John Tyndall cover an incredible diversity, ranging from: magnetism and the bending of light, to heat absorption in gases and global warming, all the way through to bacterial spores and the motion of glaciers. On top of this dizzying array of experimental studies, he was an exceptional communicator of science to the general public.

” John Tyndall also gives his name to the Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork in Ireland, where Paul Hurley works as a research scientist. In this talk he will cover some examples of Tyndall’s 19th Century scientific achievements and how they relate to our current information and communication age, and to critical environmental concerns of the 21st Century. Paul Hurley received his PhD (1990) and B.Eng. (1985, 1st class honors) in Electronic Engineering at the University of Liverpool. Paul is a currently Senior Research Scientist and Head of the Nanoelectronic Materials and Devices Group at the Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork. —

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From the YouTube release of the lecture

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