David Brewster

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Sir David Brewster
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Born 11 December 1781
Canongate, Jedburgh, Roxburghshire
Died 10 Februar 1868(1868-02-10) (aged 86)
Allerly House, Gattonside, Roxburghshire
Naitionality Scots
Citizenship Great Breetain
Alma mater Edinburgh Varsity
Kent for Invention o the kaleidoscope[1]
Diffraction o licht
optics
Awairds Copley Medal (1815)
Rumford Medal (1818)
Keith Prize (1827–9, 1829–31)
Ryal Medal (1830)
Scientific career
Fields Pheesics, mathematics, astronomy
Influences Isaac Newton
Influenced James David Forbes
Notes
Foondin Director o the Scots Society o Airts (1821)
Principal o St Andrews Varsity (1837–59)
Principal o Edinburgh Varsity (1859–68)

Sir David Brewster KH PRSE FRS FSA(Scot) FSSA MICE (11 December 1781 – 10 Februar 1868) wis a Scots pheesicist, mathematician, astronomer, inventor, writer, historian o science an varsity principal.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Mary Bellis. The History of the Kaleidoscope. inventors.about.com