A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

What did Lord Kelvin accomplish?

Best Answers

Along with a talent for mathematics, Lord Kelvin (William Thomson) had a practical ability for solving problems. This could range from a dripping tap to poor signals from a telegraph cable. It led him to invent instruments that helped with communication and marine navigation, as well as physics. read more

In 1856 Kelvin became the director of the Atlantic Telegraph Company. He was trying to make a telegraph cable across the Atlantic Ocean. In 1857 Kelvin failed to accomplish the feat. He tried it again in 1858 but the cable lost signal quickly. After another failure in 1865, Kelvin finally was able to install the first trans-Atlantic telegraph cable. read more

Quite a lot! He was one of the early luminaries of long-distance communications (see Mother Earth Mother Board for this and much more), and also a top scientific thinker. read more

William Thomson was born at 21-25 College Square East in Belfast in 1824. This location was later home to the first cinema in Belfast – 'the Kelvin'. Lord Kelvin's father became Professor of Mathematics at Glasgow University. Kelvin attended university classes from the age of 10. read more

Encyclopedia Research

Image Answers

Further Research

Lord Kelvin biography
www.thefamouspeople.com