Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet

Irish mathematician and physicist (1819–1903)
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Sir George Gabriel Stokes, 1st Baronet, PRS (/stks/; 13 August 1819 – 1 February 1903) was an Irish physicist and mathematician. He worked at the University of Cambridge, where he was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics from 1849 until his death in 1903. He was known for his Navier–Stokes equations.[1]

Sir George Stokes

George Gabriel Stokes

(1819-08-13)13 August 1819
Died1 February 1903(1903-02-01) (aged 83)
Cambridge, England
Alma materPembroke College, Cambridge
Known forStokes' theorem
Navier–Stokes equations
Stokes' law
Stokes shift
Stokes number
Stokes problem
Stokes relations
Stokes phenomenon
Stokes parameters
AwardsSmith's Prize (1841)
Rumford Medal (1852)
Copley Medal (1893)
Scientific career
FieldsMathematics and physics
InstitutionsPembroke College, Cambridge
Academic advisorsWilliam Hopkins
Notable studentsLord Rayleigh
Horace Lamb