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Thomas Preston (1860 - 1900):
Scientist


Thomas Preston was born in Kilmore, County Armagh, and was educated at the Royal School, Armagh, the Royal University of Ireland and Trinity College, Dublin. From 1891 to 1900 he was Professor of Natural Philosophy at University College, Dublin. He was a Fellow of the Royal University of Ireland and of the Royal Society, London and was a distinguished spectroscopist. Among his works are The Theory of Light and The Theory of Heat.

Born: 23 May 1860
Died: 7 March 1900
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