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Country: Ireland

# Name
Year
Country
Science
achievements
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Robert Boyle

1627-1691
Ireland
Physics, Chemistry

Father of Modern Chemistry; Boyles Law
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William Rowan Hamilton

1805-1865
Ireland
Physics

developed the principle of least action and the Hamiltonian form of classical mechanics
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George Gabriel Stokes

1819-1903
Ireland
Physics, Mathematics, Geodesy

Stokes' law Stokes' theorem Stokes line Stokes number Stokes relations Stokes shift Navier–Stokes equations
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Ernest Walton

1903-1995
Ireland
Physics

co-invented the first particle accelerator
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George Francis FitzGerald

1851-1901
Ireland
Physics

hypothesized foreshortening of moving bodies (Lorentz-FitzGerald contraction) to explain the result of the Michelson-Morley experiment
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John Stewart Bell

1928-1990
Ireland
Physics

proved the inherent nonlocality of quantum mechanics
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Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton

1903-1995
Ireland
Physics

"atom-smashing" experiments done at Cambridge University in the early 1930s, and so became the first person in history to artificially split the atom
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Edward Sabine

1788-1883
Ireland
Physics


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