John William Strutt
was born 175 years ago
12th November 1842

Lord Rayleigh (John Strutt) worked on the theory of waves. He became the Cavendish Professor of Physics at Cambridge and was awarded the Nobel prize for the discovery of the gas Argon.

Find out more at:
http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Mathematicians/Rayleigh.html