Carey Foster
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Carey Foster

George Carey Foster
George Carey Foster
Born(1835-10-00)October 1835
Sabden England
Died9 February 1919(1919-02-09) (aged 83)
Alma materUniversity College, London
Scientific career
FieldsChemistry, physics
InstitutionsUniversity College, London
Doctoral studentsOliver Lodge, William Edward Ayrton Arthur Prince Chattock, John Ambrose Fleming

George Carey Foster FRS (October 1835 - 9 February 1919) was a chemist and physicist, born at Sabden in Lancashire. He was Professor of Physics at University College London, and served as the first Principal (salaried head of the College) from 1900 to 1904. The Carey Foster bridge is named after him.


  • "Obituary Notices of Fellows Deceased: George Carey Foster, 1835-1919". Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. 96 (680): i-xviii (xv-xviii). 1920. Bibcode:1920RSPSA..96D...1.. doi:10.1098/rspa.1920.0007. JSTOR 93812.
  • A. H. Fison; Moody, Gerald T.; Thorpe, T. E.; Ling, Arthur R.; Power, F. B.; Russell, E. J.; Austin, P. C. (1919). "Obituary notices: .... George Carey Foster, 1835-1919; ..." Journal of the Chemical Society, Transactions. 115: 412-427. doi:10.1039/CT9191500408.

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