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Prof. F. T. Trouton, F.R.S


At Trinity College, Dublin, in the 'eighties of last century, there assembled under Prof. FitzGerald a small band of enthusiastic physicists of great ability and originality, brought together by a common admiration and affection for their chief. Names which will always be connected with this brilliant school of physics are Joly, Preston, and Trouton. FitzGerald himself did not live to be fifty, Preston died in his fortieth year, and now, to the great grief of all those who ever knew him, Trouton has left us at the age of fifty-eight, after having been kept by illness for the past ten years from the researches he loved.

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