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Prof. G. Carey Foster, F.R.S

    Naturevolume 102pages489490 (1919) | Download Citation



    PROF. GEORGE CAREY FOSTER, whose death, on Sunday, February 9, at the age of eighty-three, we announced last week, was born at Sabden, in Lancashire. He received his education at University College, London, after which he proceeded to the Universities of Ghent, Heidel berg, and Paris. Carey Foster had held many I official positions. He was appointed professor of experimental physics at University College at the age of thirty, his chair ultimately becoming the Quain chair, under the endowment of Sir Richard Quain. For four years, from 1900, he held the office of principal of the college. He was a fellow of the Royal Society, and one of its vice-presidents during the periods 1891–93 and 1902–3. He occupied the presidential chair of the Society of Telegraphic Engineers (now the Institution of Electrical Engineers), and also of the Physical Society of London. He was a fellow both of the University of London and of University College, and an honorary member of the Jewish Historical Society and of the American Philosophical Society.

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