Physicus medal of Cargill G. Knott, 1873-74
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- Knott, Cargill Gilston, 1856-1922 (physicist, mathematician and secretary of the Royal Society of Edinburgh) (Person)
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Between 1872 and 1875 Knott studied courses in Mathematics, Natural Philosophy, Botany, Natural History, Chemistry and Practical Chemistry. He obtained the degree of B.Sc. in 1876 and then the degree of D.Sc. in 1879. His thesis was on researches in contact electricity. He was Tait's assistant in the Natural Philosophy class from 1879 until 1883.
In the 1883 he became Professor of Physics and Engineering at the Imperial University of Japan until 1891. On his return to Edinburgh, Knott was Lecturer (1892-1920) then Reader (1920-1922) in Applied Mathematics at the University until his death.
Cargill Gilston Knott died on 26 October 1922
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- Physicus medal, 1873-1874, awarded to Cargill Gilston Knott, Edinburgh University student
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