The University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland’s four ancient universities, founded in 1451. Currently a member of Universitas 21, the international network of research universities and the Russell Group.
University`s badge and motto – Via, Veritas, Vita (the way, the truth, the life).
‘Lord Kelvin’ was the title William Thomson took when he was made the first ‘science lord’. He taught at the University of Glasgow for fifty-three years and became its Chancellor.
Important work in the mathematical analysis of electricity and formulation of the first and second laws of thermodynamics, and did much to unify the emerging discipline of physics in its modern form.
Absolute temperatures are stated in units of Kelvin in his honour. While the existence of a lower limit to temperature (absolute zero) was known prior to his work, Lord Kelvin is widely known for determining its correct value as approximately −273.15 degree Celsius
Lord Kelvin developed science is teaching via demonstration methods and laboratory projects. He almost invented the modern research degree.
He solved the problems involved in laying the first transatlantic telegraph cables and conveying messages, thus paving the way for the global communications highway. Every mobile phone and computer user owes him a debt.