James David Forbes

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James David Forbes

Born20 Apryle 1809(1809-04-20)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Dee'd31 December 1868(1868-12-31) (aged 59)
Clifton, Bristol, England
Alma materUniversity of Edinburgh
AwairdsKeith Prize o the Royal Society of Edinburgh (1833-5, 1841–3, 1863–5)
Rumford Medal o the Royal Society (1838)
Gold Medal of the Royal Society (1843)
Scientific career
InstitutionsProfessor o Natural Philosophy, University of Edinburgh (1833–60)
Principal o the United College, St Andrews (1860–8)
Memmer o the Highland Society (1836)
Resting place: Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh
The grave o James David Forbes, Dean Cemetery
The inscription on James David Forbes' grave

James David Forbes FRS FRSE FGS (1809–1868)[1] wis a Scots physicist an glaciologist that did extensive wirk on heat conduction and seismology. Forbes bidit in Edinburgh fur the feck o his life, eddicate at its University an a professor there frae 1833 until he became principal o the United College of St Andrews in 1859.

He inventit the seismometer in 1842.[2]

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  • Travels through the Alps of Savoy and Other Parts of the Pennine Chain, with Observations on the Phenomena of Glaciers. 1843.[3]
  • Norway and its Glaciers. 1853.
  • A Tour of Mont Blanc and Monte Rosa. 1855.
  • Occasional Papers on the Theory of Glaciers. 1859.

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  1. Burke, John G. (1970–80). "Forbes, James David". Dictionary of Scientific Biography. 5. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. pp. 68–69. ISBN 978-0-684-10114-9.
  2. Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (Julie 2006). Former Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 1783–2002: Biographical Index (PDF). I. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 4 October 2006. Retrieved 24 Januar 2011.
  3. "Review of Travels through the Alps of Savoy, and other Parts of the Pennine Chain; with Observations on the Phenomena of Glaciers by James D. Forbes". The Quarterly Review. 74: 39–70. Juin 1844.

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