Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2014 Edition
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Stokes, George Gabriel

  • Ian S. Glass
Reference work entry

BornSkreen, Co. Sligo, Ireland, 13 August 1819

Died Cambridge, England, 1 February 1903
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Selected References

  1. Kelvin, Lord (1903). “The Scientific Work of Sir George Stokes.” Nature 67: 337–338.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Larmor, Joseph (1907). Memoir and Scientific Correspondence of the Late Sir George Gabriel Stokes. 2 Vols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar
  3. — (1920). “Stokes, Sir George Gabriel.” In Dictionary of National Biography, Supplement, January 1901–December 1911, edited by Sir Sidney Lee, pp. 421–424. London: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
  4. Parkinson, E. M. (1976). “Stokes, George Gabriel.” In Dictionary of Scientific Biography, edited by Charles Coulston Gillispie. Vol. 14, pp. 74–79. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons.Google Scholar
  5. Rayleigh, Lord (1905). “Sir George Gabriel Stokes, Bart. 1819–1903.” Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 75: 199–216. (Reprinted in Rayleigh, Scientific Papers. New York: Dover, Vol. 5, pp. 173–189.)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian S. Glass
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  1. 1.South African Astronomical ObservatoryCape TownSouth Africa