The New International Encyclopædia/Shaw, William Napier
SHAW, William Napier (1854—). An English physicist, born in Birmingham and educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and at the University of Berlin. In the Cavendish laboratory he was demonstrator of physics in 1880-87, and assistant director in 1898-99, and from 1890 to 1899 was senior tutor of Emmanuel. He contributed articles on electrolysis and the pyrometer to the Encyclopædia Britannica, and wrote, with Glazebrook, A Text-Book of Practical Physics (1884).