Professor Sir Arthur Schuster FRS (1851-1934) [PLOT 56]

Mathematical Physicist.

Born in 1851 in Frankfurt Germany. The family moved to Manchester in 1869. He showed an interest in science from an early age and persuaded his father to allow him to study in this field. His studies lead him to become an expert in the areas of spectroscopy, electrochemistry, optics, X-radiography, and the application of harmonic analysis to physics. He was also credited with coining the concept of “antimatter”. He received a knighthood in 1920 for his work. After a long illness Arthur died on the 14th October 1934.