Author:John William Strutt
|←Author Index: St||John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh
British physicist who, with William Ramsay, discovered the element argon, an achievement for which he earned the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1904. He also discovered the phenomenon now called Rayleigh scattering, explaining why the sky is blue, and predicted the existence of the surface waves now known as Rayleigh waves.
This author wrote articles for the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica.
Articles attributed to this author are designated in EB1911 by the initials "R."
Contributions to 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica
- “Argon” in Encyclopædia Britannica, (11th ed.), 1911
- “Diffraction of Light” in Encyclopædia Britannica, (11th ed.), 1911
- “Interference of Light” in Encyclopædia Britannica, (11th ed.), 1911
Articles in Popular Science Monthly
- "The Recent Progress of Physical Science", in Popular Science Monthly Volume 25, October 1884
- "The Scientific Work of Tyndall", in Popular Science Monthly Volume 46, March 1895