Oliver Heaviside

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English physicist and electrical engineer who helped develop telegraphic and telephonic communications


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Possibly the most interesting of these secondary figures is Oliver Heaviside, the 'Hermit of Paignton', who dedicated his life to theoretical Physics, was admired by Cambridge academics, and was several times nominated for the Nobel Prize.
The contribution of a 19th-century technological and scientific pioneer is covered in Oliver Heaviside: The Life, Work, and Times of an Electrical Genius of the Victorian Age by Paul J.
A British electrical engineer, Oliver Heaviside (1850-1925), independently advanced the same idea, so that the supposed layer of charged particles came to be called the Kennelly-Heaviside layer.
Kennelly of Harvard and by the English physicist Oliver Heaviside. Both men postulated that radio signals were reflected back to earth by an electrically charged region in the earth's upper atmosphere.
This story, incidently, includes a fascinating vignette, reminiscent of the movie Amadeus, in which the brilliant but impoverished Oliver Heaviside clashes with the established but untalented William Preece.