HE WON A NOBEL PRIZE FOR DISCOVERING ARGON AND HE DISCOVERED WHY THE SKY IS BLUE
JOHN WILLIAM STRUTT, LORD RAYLEIGH (1842-1919) SIGNED CARD, “Yours Truly, Rayleigh”, on a card 4 x 2, by the British scientist who made extensive contributions to both theoretical and experimental physics. He received the 1904 Nobel Prize in Physics for his investigations of the densities of the most important gases and for his discovery of argon in connection with these studies. He was president of the Royal Society (1905-8), spent his academic career at the University of Cambridge and was Chancellor (1908-19). His work played an important role in the birth of quantum mechanics and his textbook, The Theory of Sound is still used today by acousticians and engineers. Many of the papers he that wrote on lubrication are now recognized as early classical contributions to the field of tribology. He provided theoretical treatments of various fields of physics, optics, and acoustics that are now known as Rayleigh scattering (why the sky is blue), Rayleigh waves, Rayleigh number, etc., etc. (over 40 more). In fine condition, with minor age toning.