James Prescott Joule

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Birthday
24, 1818
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Oct 11, 1889 (70)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
24, 1818
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Oct 11, 1889 (70)

About

Scientist whose discoveries in heat and energy led to the Law of conservation of energy and the First law of thermodynamics.

Before Fame

In 1845, he published a paper observing that mechanical power can be turned into heat.

Trivia

The international unit of movement and heat was named "joule" after his advancements in science and thermodynamics.

Family Life

He married Amelia Grimes.

Associated With

He used discoveries by Sir Isaac Newton to help understand his findings.