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Darwin, Charles Galton

Born: 1887 AD
Died: 1962 AD, at 74 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Physicists


1887 - Born in Cambridge on the 18th of December, the son of the mathematician George Howard Darwin and the grandson of Charles Darwin.


1910 - He graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge in mathematics.


1912 - His interests developed into using his mathematical skills assisting Henry Moseley on X-ray diffraction.


He joined the Royal Engineers, where he worked on problems in ballistics, and later served in the Royal Flying Corps.


1919-1922 - He was a lecturer and fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge where he worked with R.H. Fowler on statistical mechanics and, what came to be known as, the Darwin-Fowler method.


1924 - Worked at the California Institute of Technology before becoming Tait professor of natural philosophy at the University of Edinburgh.


1925 - He married Katharine Pember, a mathematician.


1962 - Sir Charles Galton Darwin died on 13th of December.


Son of George Howard Darwin





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