Kelvin Road, DA16

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Named after the scientist and engineer William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, (June 26, 1824 – December 17, 1907) His work included the mathematical analysis of electricity and formulation of the first and second laws of thermodynamics. He was ennobled in AD1866 for his work on the  transatlantic telegraph project. He also found the exact value for the lowest temperature (absolute zero), and giving his name to Absolute temperatures which are stated in units of kelvin in his honour. This is one of a cluster of streets named after famous figures in the field of science and known as the Scientists’ Estate. Others include Cavendish Avenue, Darwin Road, Faraday Road, Huxley Road, Maxwell Road, Newton Road, Tyndall Road.

 

 

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