Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge

(1851—1940) physicist

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(1851–1940) British physicist,

who became principal of the then-new Birmingham University in 1900. His best-known work was in radio, particularly his invention in 1894 of the ‘coherer’, used as a detector in early radio receivers (see demodulation). After 1910 he became increasingly interested in spiritualism and reconciling science and religion.

Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Philosophy.

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