“John Tyndall was a mountaineer, prolific writer of science books, prominent physicist and professor of natural philosophy at the Royal Institution of Great Britain. He was also an original member of the X Club, an exclusive scientific dining club whose members were frequent contributors to the well-regarded journal Nature.
With his doctorate, easy access to the Royal Institution’s laboratories, and social and intellectual friendships and networks with some of the greatest minds of the Victorian period, it is not surprising that Tyndall reached the heights of scientific achievement and recognition.
For more than 160 years Irish-born Tyndall has been credited with the original discovery of the absorption of thermal radiation by carbon dioxide and water vapor—the very cornerstone of our current understanding of climate change, weather and meteorology. He was the first to clearly demonstrate and understand the physical basis of the greenhouse effect.”
- Scientific American, August 26, 2019
He was the son of John Tyndall.He was born on the 2nd of August 1820 at Leighlinbridge, County Carlow, Ireland.He married Louisa Charlotte Hamilton, daughter of the Lady Elizabeth Emma Proby and Lord Claud Hamilton, on the 29th of February 1876at St. George Hanover Square, London, England.He died on the 4th of December 1893at Haslemere, Surrey, England.
↑ "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DPG-QBV : 13 December 2014), John Tyndall, 1876; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1876, quarter 1, vol. 1A, p. 643, St. George Hanover Square, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
"England and Wales Census, 1881," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK65-FS97 : 18 August 2016), Professor Tyndall, St George Hanover Square, London, Middlesex, England; from "1881 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 35, Piece/Folio 95/39, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,334.
"England and Wales Census, 1891," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QX5Q-JN2 : 15 October 2015), John Tyndall, Frensham, Surrey, England; from "1891 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Surrey county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.