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Sir George Stokes

George Gabriel Stokes

(1819-08-13)13 August 1819
Died 1 February 1903(1903-02-01) (aged 83)
Cambridge, England
Alma mater Pembroke College, Cambridge
Known for Stokes' theorem
Navier–Stokes equations
Stokes' law
Stokes shift
Stokes number
Stokes problem
Stokes relations
Stokes phenomenon
Stokes parameters
Awards Smith's Prize (1841)
Rumford Medal (1852)
Copley Medal (1893)
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics and physics
Institutions Pembroke College, Cambridge
Academic advisors William Hopkins
Notable students Lord Rayleigh
Horace Lamb
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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.

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