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Sir Joseph Larmor (1857–1942)

© The Estate of Frank McKelvey. All rights reserved. DACS 2019. Photo credit: Queen's University Belfast

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Mathematician and physicist Joseph Larmour was educated at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution, Queen’s College, Belfast and at Cambridge. Between 1880 and 1885 he was professor of natural philosophy at Queen’s College, Galway and in the latter year returned to Cambridge as lecturer in mathematics. In 1903 he was appointed Lucasian professor of mathematics at Cambridge and remained in the post until 1932.

Queen's University Belfast





oil on canvas


H 101 x W 86 cm

Accession number

QUB 52

Acquisition method

purchased, 1943

Work type


Inscription description

Frank McKelvey


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