Lord Kelvin's Birthday

On this day in 1824 (June 26th) William Thomson was born in Belfast, Co. Antrim, Ireland. He was the younger brother of James who was the first Giant Birthday I celebrated on this blog. In recognition of his important work on an absolute temperature scale the SI base unit for temperature is named the Kelvin. For more information see the links below.

Biographies:
Wikipedia
Eric Weisstein’s World of Scientific Biography
Physics World – PhysicsWeb
University of Glasgow – Lord Kelvin Online
Lord Kelvin: An Account of His Scientific Life … – Google Books

Publications by Lord Kelvin:
The Second Law of Thermodynamics: Memoirs by … – Google Books
Many papers from the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London and the Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh are available from Google Books. Here are a few samples:
On the Electrification of Air – Royal Society of London
Leakage from electrified Metal Plates … – Royal Society of Edinburgh
Electrification of Air and other Gases … – Royal Society of London