Fonds MG1051 - McGill Physical Society Fonds

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McGill Physical Society Fonds

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CA MUA MG1051

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  • 1897-1959 (Creation)
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    McGill Physical Society

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30 cm of textual records -- 2 reels of microfilm

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(founded 1897)

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The McGill Physical Society was founded in 1897 as a means of bringing members of the teaching staff together to discuss problems in physics. Many important scientists were members of the Society, including Ernest Rutherford, A. S. Eve, H. T. Barnes, Frederick Soddy and H. A. Wilson, and many valuable contributions to science in the forms of reports and paper were given by members before the Society.

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This collection consists of the seven original volumes of the minute books and two reels of microfilm of the records of the McGill Physical Society, 1897-1959. The minutes give brief summaries of addresses and demonstrations given at meetings. Of particular interest are the passages relating to experiments of Rutherford and Soddy.

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